Polk County: 54K absentee voting ballot requests so far

DES MOINES, Iowa-  A lot of Polk County residents are taking advantage of early voting, ahead of the November 6th election.

Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says they've had more than 54,000 requests for absentee ballots so far.  He says this is the last week you can request a ballot be mailed to you, and those requests must be physically in the county auditor's office by this Saturday at 5 p.m.

Fitzgerald says 4,000 people have voted early at 13-satellite voting stations so far.   Those are open this week, 10-4 (including Saturday), and Monday-thru-Wednesday next week.



Des Moines Satellite Absentee Voting Locations

  • October 15 - October 31, 2018
  • Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Saturday October 27 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Click on facility name for map
  1. Central Senior – 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines
  2. East Des Moines Library – 2559 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines
  3. Northwest Community – 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines
  4. Polk County River Place – 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines
  5. Southside Senior – 100 Payton Ave., Des Moines

Suburban Satellite Absentee Voting Locations

  • October 15 - October 31, 2018
  • Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Saturday October 27 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Click on facility name for map
  1. Altoona Library – 700 8th St., SW, Altoona
  2. Kirkendall Library – 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr., Ankeny
  3. Clive City Hall – 1900 NW 114th St., Clive 
  4. DMACC – 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. (Bldg 5 / RM 1220 / Park in Lot K), Ankeny  Campus Map   Parking Map
  5. Grimes Library – 200 N. James St., Grimes
  6. Johnston Library – 6700 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston
  7. Urbandale Library – 3520 86th St., Urbandale
  8. WDM Senior Center – 134 6th St., West Des Moines

Single Day Petitioned Satellite Absentee Voting Locations

  • Thursday - October 11, 2018
  • One Day only (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
  • Click on facility name for map
  1. Drake University - Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave., Des Moines Campus Map
  2. Grandview University - Student Center 2811 E. 14th St., Des Moines Campus Map


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