The Primary Election is an election to determine which candidates will qualify for the General Election for a given party. In Iowa you must be a member of the political party of which you wish to vote for in order to participate; known as a “closed primary”. The primary election is held on the 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday in June of each even-numbered year.
August 12 - August 29: Filing Period for City Primary Election (Candidates file with their respective city clerk).
September 9: Absentee Voting begins.
September 27: Voter Pre-registration deadline.
September 27: Last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed.
October 7: Last day to vote in-person absentee.
October 8: 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.