In case you have not been paying attention, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature changed the voting process for this year. Absentee voting has been drastically shortened from a former beginning in late September to the new start date of October 19th. That is a Wednesday. The window for requesting an absentee ballot opened last Tuesday, so you can now request an absentee ballot.
Here is a very straight forward website with dates and instructions. https://voterready.iowa.gov
Please be sure to check your registration. If you are not registered you can follow instructions on this website to register. This website gives directions and links to complete your registration:
If you plan on voting absentee, remember that the window to request and return an absentee ballot is much smaller this year. So plan on requesting a ballot as quickly as possible to avoid time crunches. Your ballot will not arrive until October 19th. At that time plan to vote it quickly and return it quickly to avoid it being received too late.
The Secretary of State’s website on absentee voting https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html has all the details on voting for this election cycle.
We plan on driving to our local court house on October 19th to vote.
As many have stated this year, this is the most important election of our lifetimes. Make sure your vote counts!