General Election 2020
November 3, 2020
A General Election is the election in which federal and state officers, members of Congress and of the general assembly, county and township officers, and other officers appear on the ballot. General Elections are held the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of each even-numbered year.
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Dates and Deadlines
- February 3 - Caucus Day
- March 2 - March 25 - County Candidate Filing Begins
- March 20 - County candidate filing deadline for NPPO candidates, candidates nominated by petition, and township offices
- March 25 - County candidate filing deadline for republican and democrat candidates
- June 2 - Primary Election Day
- July 6 - First day to submit an Absentee Ballot Request
- September 7 - Labor Day; Auditor's office closed
- October 5 - Absentee ballots ready; First day to vote in-person absentee
- October 24 - Saturday, Auditor's Office open; Voter pre-registration deadline; Deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed
- October 31 - Saturday, Auditor's office open
- November 2 - Absentee ballot in-person deadline
- November 3 - Election Day
- Voter ID will be required on Election Day. Voters going to the polls on Election Day will be required to provide ID in order to cast a regular ballot. The "oath option" that was available in 2018 is no longer an option.
- Voter ID number or Voter PIN is required when requesting an absentee ballot. Effective October 1, 2019, voters are required to provide either their driver's license or non-operator's ID number or their four digit voter PIN when requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them or when voting absentee at the courthouse.
- Voters will vote at their General Election polling place. All 40 of the county's polling places will be open and voters will vote at their General Election polling place.
Results Available on Election Night
0 Precincts Counted
Regional Polling Places
· 1205 Bonham St. · Council Bluffs, IA 51503
· 3820 Harry Langdon Blvd · Council Bluffs, IA 51503
· 614 Dr. Van Zee Rd. · Oakland, IA 51560
· 2501 W. Broadway · Council Bluffs, IA 51501
· 601 3rd St. · Underwood, IA 51576