Absentee Ballot request forms for the General Election

Tama County Auditor, Laura Kopsa, would like the voters of Tama County to know that they may be receiving multiple absentee ballot request forms from multiple sources.

To date, the county election office is aware of request forms originating from the Center for Voter Information and the Republican Party of Iowa.

The Iowa Secretary of State plans to send forms out in early September, just like they did for the primary election in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional mailings can be expected from political parties and possibly other organizations.

The Tama County Auditor’s office will only send out a request if the voter requests one from their office. Only one completed form needs to be sent in for a voter to receive a ballot in the mail. No matter how many requests the office receives for a voter, only ONE ballot will be mailed out to them. Ballots will be mailed out October 5th and after.

The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is October 24th. Voters may vote in the Auditor’s office in person on October 5th and after also. The last day to vote in the office is Monday November 2nd. Voters can also still vote at the polls on election day.

There are two polling places that will not be open on election day due to the inability to staff them. Those are Grant and Lincoln. Please contact the Auditor’s office or watch the local papers or the Auditor’s facebook page to see where those voters will go to vote on election day.

Auditor’s Office 641-484-2740 or lkopsa@tamacounty.org