Voting Information
Question about voting? CALL 833-336-VOTE
Clayton County Auditor Office: 563.245.1106


Dates and Deadlines

  • Monday, October 8: First day for in-person early voting at auditor’s office and by mail.
  • Saturday, October 27: Auditor’s Office open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Voter pre-registration deadline. Voters may still register after this date using election day registration procedure. ID and proof of address required. Last day to request mailed absentee ballot. Request must be in our office by 5 PM. In person early voting still available after this date.
  • Saturday, November 3: Auditor’s office open for voting 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Monday, November 5th: Last day to vote early in-person at the Auditor’s Office, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots.
  • Tuesday, November 6: Election Day. Polls open 7 AM to 9 PM.



Important: Polling Place Changes
several Clayton County polling locations have changed

Track your absentee ballot here

2018 General Election – November 6th


Register to Vote
You can still register to vote at the Polls.
Proof of ID & Residence will be required

Voting with disabilities
If you or a family member need special assistance to vote, you have the right to an accessible voting location, accessible voting equipment and to receive assistance in casting your ballot.

You can find more information on ways you or a family member that needs assistance can vote here.

Persons with vision impairment can call 888-SOS-VOTE (888-767-8683) or email to receive accessible information and services.

Voter ID

Beginning January 1, 2018 voters will be asked but not required to show their ID before voting at the polls.

You can find out more about the new Voter ID law at the Secretary of State’s FAQ page or contact the SOS directly.

Necessary ID includes:

Your valid Iowa Driver’s License
Your non-operator ID
Your Voter ID Card**
Your passport
Your Military ID
Your Veterans ID
**If you are a registered voter without a state-issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID, you will be receiving your new Voter ID card in the mail. Once you receive your Voter ID Card, you should sign it and put it in your purse or wallet; you will need to take it with you to vote.

If you lose or do not receive your Voter ID card, you may request a replacement from your county auditor.

*Oath to verify your identity – I (name of registrant), do solemnly swear or affirm all of the following: I am a resident of the precinct __, ward or township, city of __, county of __, Iowa. I am the person named above. I live at the address listed below. I do not claim the right to vote anywhere else. I have not voted and will not vote in any other precinct in this election. I understand that any false statement in this oath is a class “D” felony punishable by no more than five years in confinement and a fine of at least seven hundred fifty dollars but not more than seven thousand five hundred dollars.

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