2020 General Election - November 3, 2020

Information and References   Webster County
Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
Doreen Pliner
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-7175    Fax: 515-574-3714
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
2020 General Election Results
View Webster County 2020 General Election Election Results

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View Webster County Ballots for the 2020 General Election

 EarlyVotingImg In Person Absentee Voting
In-Person Absentee Voting will be available at the DHS Building, located at 330 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge.
In-Person Absentee Voting is open October 5th through November 2nd from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
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You may request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. In order to vote absentee by mail you must complete a request form. You may contact the Auditor's office to request that a form be sent to you or print off a form and mail it in. To be sent an absentee ballot by mail, the Auditor's Office must receive your Absentee Ballot Request form by 5pm on the Friday 11 days before the Election (or the Saturday 10 days before a General Election).
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Track Your Ballot

Register to vote or update your voter registration online using your Iowa driver’s license or ID number. You will receive your voter registration card from your county auditor within two weeks.

Have questions about voter registration?  Visit the Iowa Secretary of State's web page for more information.


Register to vote by mail. Clicking this link will redirect you to the Secretary of State’s form that must be completed, printed and mailed to your local county auditor’s office. Find my local county auditor’s mailing address.

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 military_overseas Military Voters
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) is a federal law that makes it easier for members of the armed forces and certain overseas U.S. citizens to register to vote and cast absentee ballots.
StudentVotingImg  Student Voting
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State Election Calendar
 ConstitutionalConventionImg Constitutional Convention Proclamation

Gov. Kim Reynolds' signed proclamation, as required by Iowa law, directing that the general election on November 3, 2020, include the question whether to call a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the Iowa Constitution.

Iowa’s constitution requires that every ten years, the people of Iowa vote in the general election whether to call a constitutional convention. If a majority approves of calling a constitutional convention, the next General Assembly would be required to enact a process for electing delegates to the convention and for submitting any constitutional amendments proposed by the convention for ratification by the people of Iowa.

Restoration of Rights Information
YouCanVoteIowaImg    ACLU of Iowa
      Restoration of Voting Rights/Gov. Reynolds' Executive Order

      Know Your Voting Rights Information
      Information on voting after a felony conviction

General Election – Important Dates

Monday, October 5 – Absentee Ballots will be mailed to those who have requested a ballot by mail.

Monday, October 5 – First Day to Vote early in person at the Absentee Precinct located in the DHS Building, 330 1st Ave. N, Fort Dodge.

Monday, October 19 – Worry free postmark deadline for mail in voter registration.

Saturday, October 24 – Voter Pre-Registration deadline and deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail.  Absentee Precinct open until 5pm for voter registration and Absentee Voting.  Voters must use Election Day registration procedures to register to vote after this date.

Saturday, October 31 – Absentee Precinct open 8am until 5pm for in person absentee voting.

Monday, November 2 – Absentee Precinct open until 4:30pm, last day to vote in-person. Absentee Ballots must be postmarked by this date.

Tuesday, November 3 – General Election Day Polls open 7am until 9pm at Election Day Precinct Locations.