Election 2022

Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process. It is the way we, as citizens, choose who will represent us in the governments of our country, state and communities. Every citizen has the right and the responsibility to participate in elections to choose candidates, weigh in on proposals to change the state constitution, enact taxes for local projects and may other kinds of questions. This guide is designed to give you the resources and tools to participate in the upcoming elections.

Attorney general candidates spar over lawsuits against Biden administration

BY: - June 9, 2022

Republican candidate for Iowa attorney general Brenna Bird says she plans to take the Biden administration to court if elected in November. Incumbent Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, says that’s not what the office is about and he’ll focus on serving everyday Iowans. If elected, Bird said she plans to challenge the Biden administration […]

Turnout soars in primary election despite early voting changes

BY: - June 8, 2022

While Iowa saw a huge turnout in Tuesday’s primary election, critics say absentee voting laws may have slowed some voter participation. The state reached its second-highest turnout for a primary election since 1994 Tuesday night, with more than 356,000 voters participating. The highest primary turnout was in 2020 by a large margin: More than 522,000 […]

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Halbur receives Republican nomination for state auditor in a tight race

BY: - June 8, 2022

Small business owner Todd Halbur has won the Republican nomination for state auditor in a tight race, according to Associated Press projections. He will face off against Democratic incumbent Rob Sand in the November election. Halbur had  51% of the vote late Tuesday, while former state Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa received 49% with about 96% of […]

Joel Miller takes Democratic ticket for secretary of state

BY: - June 7, 2022

Linn County Auditor Joel Miller won the Democratic nomination for Iowa secretary of state and will run against Republican incumbent Paul Pate for the seat in November. The Associated Press declared Miller the winner Tuesday evening with 70% of votes, while Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker received  29% with 78% of precincts reporting. Miller, […]

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Mike Franken wins Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Chuck Grassley

BY: - June 7, 2022

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, beating former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer. The Associated Press called the competitive primary race for Franken at 9:13 p.m., with 55.2% of votes cast. His opponents, Finkenauer and Minden city councilman Glenn Hurst, won 40% and 4.8% of the […]

Nunn projected to win GOP 3rd Congressional District nod

BY: - June 7, 2022

State Sen. Zach Nunn is the Republicans’ choice to face incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne in the upcoming 3rd Congressional District election, according to projections from The Associated Press. Nunn had taken 67% of the primary vote with nearly three-quarters of the estimated total vote counted. Trailing him were Nicole Hasso with about 20% and […]

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley wins primary race for re-election bid

BY: - June 7, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley won his Republican primary Tuesday against State Sen. Jim Carlin, R-Sioux City, in Iowa’s June 7 election. The Associated Press called Grassley’s race at 8:27 p.m. He earned 73.5% of votes counted. Grassley, 88, has served as a senator representing Iowa since 1981, and has won seven re-election campaigns over the […]

Election security measures in place for primary, officials say

BY: - June 6, 2022

Iowa and national agency officials said Monday they were working to counter a growing distrust of elections by discussing measures to ensure security of Tuesday’s primary vote. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate held a press conference Monday to discuss measures to prevent election fraud and tampering both at the ballot box and in early voting […]

Senate Democratic candidates contrast experience, identity in primary lead-up

BY: - June 4, 2022

It’s the home stretch for candidates in Iowa’s primary races, and those competing in the Democratic Senate primary are using their last few days on the campaign trail to emphasize to voters why they’re the best chance to win the U.S. Senate seat come November. It’s not just policy points, but life experiences that voters […]

Reynolds campaign collects an additional $1.2 million in contributions

BY: - May 19, 2022

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds raised more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions during 2022, bringing her total campaign fundraising to just over $6 million. The fundraising is detailed in the latest public-disclosure reports the Reynolds campaign filed on Thursday with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The reports show that the GOP governor’s campaign […]

Early voting begins for Iowa primaries

BY: - May 18, 2022

Absentee voting for Iowa’s June 7 primary elections started Wednesday, and residents who wish to vote by mail must get those requests to their county auditors by Monday. The early voting time frame has been shortened from 40 to 20 days prior to elections by successive state legislation in the past five years. Also, mailed […]

Congress explores creation of truth commission for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

BY: - May 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — Survivors of a U.S. policy that forced Indigenous children to attend boarding schools where they were abused, or went missing, detailed to lawmakers the need for Congress to establish a truth commission dedicated to unveiling the traumas Indigenous children experienced at the schools. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., sponsored the bill, H.R. 5444, which […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.


May 18

Early voting begins for primary election. Absentee ballots mailed out for primary election.

May 23

Voter pre-registration deadline for primary election. Absentee ballot requests must be received in county auditor's office by 5 p.m.

June 6

Last day for early voting before the primary election

June 7

Primary Election Day

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