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In a small office on the first floor of the Sangamon County building in downtown Springfield, a team of three election judges pored over dozens of yellow ballot-certification envelopes on a recent morning.

How to Vote in Iowa During the Final Days of the 2020 Election

Oct 29, 2020
Charlie Neibergall/AP

Iowa's deadlines for requesting an absentee ballot and for voter pre-registration have passed, but there are still opportunities for everyone to register and vote. These are your options in the final days of voting in the 2020 general election.

Rich Egger

Voters in some parts of Iowa are responding in droves to a mailing from Secretary of State Paul Pate's office.

Absentee Voting? Here Are The Details

Aug 6, 2014

Applications for absentee voting begin today. According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, the first day for mailing-in absentee votes for the fall election is September 25th. Absentee voting forms must be postmarked by midnight on November 3, 2014.

Find out if you qualify for absentee voting here.

Rich Egger

McDonough County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said  voters were at her office when the doors opened at 8:00 am for the first day of early voting on October 22.

DeJaynes said early voting should help ease the rush on election day (November 6).

“I do not think we will have lines for election day. Really the only places that we have ever had lines are in the college precincts and early voting at the university has cured that problem,” DeJaynes said.