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ELECTION FOCUS: Governor & Congress

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Iowans will go to the polls in a few weeks to vote for the people that will repersent them in Congress in Washington DC and as Governor in our State Capitol.  You do not want to wake up the day after the November 6 election and realize you should have voted, that your vote could have made a difference.

We know many of our readers have complained about not knowing enough about the candidates.  This year, we asked the candidates for Governor and two of the state's most competitive Congressional races to tell us about themselves and talk about their vision for long term supports and services for Iowans with disabilities.  We asked them to keep it short - 500 words or less. 

If you see something you like, we hope that you will follow up with the candidates and get involved in their campaigns.  Volunteers can door knock, write postcards, march in parades, make calls, help with office work, poll watch, give rides to the polls, donate, put up yard signs, and more.  Whatever your interests and talents, campaigns are always looking for help.

Some important dates to remember:

  • Monday, October 8:   First Day for Early Voting
    Absentee ballots will be mailed and early voting begins in county auditor offices and at satellite voting locations. Call your county auditor for more information.
  • Monday, October 22:  Worry-Free Postmark Date
    Mailed voter registration forms postmarked on or before this date are considered "on time" to be pre-registered for the election.
  • Saturday, October 27:  Voter Pre-Registration Deadline
    The deadline to pre-register to vote and to request an absentee ballot by mail (auditor's offices must be open 8 am to 5 pm on this date).   After this date, a person may register to vote at the auditor’s office or at a satellite absentee voting station and vote an absentee ballot using the same process as registering to vote on election day.  
  • Saturday, November 3:  Auditor's Offices Open for Early Voting
    Voters can vote an in-person absentee ballot at their county auditor's office (open 8 am to 5 pm).
  • Saturday, November 3: Special Absentee Requests
    Voters admitted to hospitals or nursing homes after midnight on November 3 may call to request delivery of an absentee ballot. Deadline for a telephone request is 5 p.m. on election day (November 6).
  • Monday, November 5: In-Person Absentee Ballot Deadline
    Last day to request and vote an absentee ballot in person at your county auditor’s office.
  • Tuesday, November 6: ELECTION DAY!  
    Polls are open 7 am to 9 pm.
Need more information?  Contact ID Action at 866-432-2846 or visit