Apply Voters must submit an Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) if voting before Election Day. The Official Absentee Ballot Request form prescribed by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office is preferred to request an absentee ballot.
Requirements Each request form must include:
The address at which the voter is registered to vote
Date of birth
The name or date of the election for which the absentee ballot is requested
The registered voter's name
These items are marked with an asterisk (*) on the Absentee Ballot Request form. Other items on the form assist the auditor in processing your absentee ballot request.
Submit the Request Submit your request for an absentee ballot as soon as you know that you will be unable to vote at the polls. Your County Auditor must receive the completed request to mail no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election or you may vote in person at the Election Office until the close of business on the Monday before the election.
Only 1 person may request a ballot on a request form. 2 or more people cannot share a request form. You must also use a separate request form for each election for which you are requesting a ballot.
Mail Mail absentee ballot request to: Black Hawk County Elections 316 E 5th Street Room 210 Waterloo, IA 50703
Contact If you have questions regarding the information provided on this document, please call the Iowa Secretary of State’s office at 888-SOS-Vote (1-888-767-8683) or your County Auditor.