Guthrie County Votes 2020

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1. Request Your Ballot

Beginning July 6, 2020

 

Fully complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form (ABR) and mail to:

Guthrie County Auditor

200 N. 5th Street

Guthrie Center, Ia 50115

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2. Recieve Your Ballot

Beginning October 5, 2020

 

Your ballot will be sent out no more than 29 days before the election, beginning October 5.

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3. Vote and Mail Your Ballot

Election is Nov. 3, 2020

Receive your ballot in the mail. Vote. Mail back to:

Guthrie County Auditor

200 N. 5th Street

Guthrie Center, Ia 50115

Print Voter Registration in Spanish

Print Absentee Ballot Request in Spanish

 

Step 1: Request Your Ballot:

 

How to request a ballot:

How to fill out an Absentee Ballot Request form:

  • Have your Iowa Driver’s License handy.

  • If you don’t have an Iowa Driver’s License, you will use your voter PIN. This is on the card sent by the Guthrie County Election Office and IS NOT your SSN or any other number. It is a 4-digit PIN number used mainly by those without an Iowa Driver’s License.

  • Double and triple check EVERYTHING for accuracy.

  • REQUIRED-FILL IN THE SECTION LABELED "CONTACT INFO IMPORTANT"

      *Note-This will NOT be highlighted in green on your ballot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mail your request:

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Saturday, October 24. Your request must physically be in the office by 5 p.m. Postmarks only count if postmarked October 19, 2020, or earlier. 

  • If you have a prepaid Absentee Ballot Request, just drop it in the mail!

  • No prepaid Absentee Ballot Request? You can slip your printed Absentee Ballot Request in an envelope and mail it or drop it off at the Auditors office: 

               200 North 5th Street

               Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115

Step 2: Receive Your Ballot:

 

After you put your Absentee Ballot Request in the mail, you can track its progress here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search. If you don’t see your ballot, contact the County Auditors Office, Phone: (641) 747-3619

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Step 3: Vote & Mail Your Ballot:

Fill out your ballot. Mail your completed, postage paid ballot.

*The Guthrie County Democrats recommend you mail your completed ballot by October 19th. By law it must be postmarked by November 2nd. 

 

For more information on filling your ballot out correctly, visit the Iowa Secretary of State https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/absfaq.html

Track Your Absentee Ballot:

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search

Vote in Person at the County Auditors Office:

Cast your ballot at the Country Auditors Office from Monday, Oct. 5th-Monday, Nov. 2nd

Guthrie County Auditors Office

200 North 5th Street

Guthrie Center, Ia 50115

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays

Phone: (641) 747-3619

Vote at the Polls on Election Day:

November 3 -General Election Day Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Absentee ballots may be delivered in-person to the county auditor’s office until 9:00 p.m.

To find your polling location: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

*Due to COVID, polling locations and times may be changed.

Important Dates to Remember:

 

  • Monday, July 6 – The first day that absentee ballot requests can be accepted by the Guthrie County Election Office for the General Election.

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  • Monday, October 5 – The first day requested absentee ballots can be mailed out to voters for the primary election.

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  • Monday, October 5 – The first day of in person voting at the Guthrie County Auditors Office. The office is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

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  • Monday, October 19 – Iowa’s designated Worry-Free Postmark Date for mailing in your absentee ballot and voter registration forms. Voter Registration forms which are postmarked on or before today are considered on time to be pre-registered for the primary election, even if they are received after the pre-registration deadline.

  • Saturday, October 24th – Pre-registration Deadline for the General Election. If you miss the deadline, Iowa still has same-day voter registration! You will need to bring proof of identification and residency for same-day registration.

  • Saturday, October 24 - Absentee ballot request deadline for voters that want a ballot mailed to them for the primary election. The physical request must be in the Guthrie County Election Office by 5:00 pm. Voters can still vote in person in the Guthrie County Election Office. ​Guthrie County Election Office will be open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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  • Saturday, October 31 - Guthrie County Election Office will be open for 8 hours for early in-person voting for the general election.

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  • Monday, November 2 – Final day for absentee in-person voting at the Guthrie County Election Office. The office will be open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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  • Tuesday, November 3 -General Election Day Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Absentee ballots may be delivered to the county auditor’s office until 9:00 p.m.

Resources:

Guthrie County Auditors Office:

200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays

Phone: (641) 747-3619
Fax: (641) 747-3027

Email the Auditor:

http://guthriecounty.org/government/county-offices/auditor/contact-the-county-auditor/

 

Guthrie County Democrats

Phone: (515) 494-3757

Email: guthriecountydems@gmail.com

Not in Guthrie County? Find your County Auditor’s office here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html

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