Voting at ISU
Voting information can be very difficult to access as a student. This is especially true for freshmen who have just moved to a new town and are voting for the first time. The information is spread among multiple different websites throughout both the county auditor’s and state auditor’s web-pages. The confusion and the hurdles ultimately drive down turnout as students believe that they are ineligible. As such, this web-page has been constructed to centralize all the information necessary in order for student at ISU to vote. A PDF version of the pictures below can be found here.
Absentee Voting (Deadline October 24th)
- Find ballot request form here (refer to image below when filling out form)
- Track ballot here
- Important Dates:
- In order to Vote by Mail, you must request a ballot by Oct 24th
- Ballots will be mailed out to voters on a rolling basis, starting Oct 5th
- Ballots must be postmarked for return to the auditor by Nov 2nd (The day before the election)
- Scheman early voting dates (9am to 4pm): October 12th, 13th, 19th, and 21st
- Ames Public Library–NOT Parks Library–early voting dates (9am to 4pm): October 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
- NOTE: signed & sealed absentee ballots are also accepted during these times at these locations
Election Day Voting
- November 3 voting locations for campus are unchanged but for the Fire Services Building in Ames 2-1, which includes Frederickson Apartment
- Find your polling location here
- Pictured below outlines what you should bring with you to the polls on election day
- Become a poll worker!
- Election days run smoothly thanks to the hard work of our poll workers, who normally are retired. Right now, it is unsafe for our older residents to be working the polls. By becoming a poll worker, you can ensure the election occurs with the lowest COVID-19 risk to the most vulnerable.
- Looking to Volunteer? Join Vote Everywhere!
- This Catt Center for Women and Politics affiliate group will be working hand in hand with Student Government’s Civic Engagement Committee to encourage students to vote.
- Want to organize? Join the Civic Engagement Committee!
- This committee within Student Government plans and coordinates the voting efforts on campus.
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