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.

Reynolds draws criticism for saying she wants her ‘own’ attorney general, auditor

BY: - May 9, 2022

Gov. Kim Reynolds drew criticism for encouraging a crowd at a weekend campaign event to elect Republicans for state attorney general and auditor, asking specifically for someone who’s “not trying to sue (her) every time they turn around.” “I want my own (attorney general), please,” Reynolds said in a video posted by WHO reporter Taj […]

Iowa Democratic Senate candidates give Biden a ‘B’ grade

BY: - May 8, 2022

With just a month left to go before Iowa’s primary election, the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate sparred on Iowa television stations, sharing their stances on abortion, Ukraine and the Biden administration. Three Democrats are vying for a seat in the Senate: former Rep. Abby Finkenauer, retired Navy Adm. Mike Franken and Dr. Glenn Hurst. […]

Pence in Iowa: A glimpse at the Republican election strategy

BY: - April 23, 2022

CARROLL, Ia. — Former Vice President Mike Pence lauded three of Iowa’s prominent Republican leaders in a visit to the state Saturday and lambasted Democrats and the Biden administration over a number of issues that could be key to election success later this year. “It’s amazing to think how far our country has fallen in […]

Grassley says his longevity makes him a ‘powerful force’ for Iowa

BY: - April 20, 2022

DENISON, Ia. — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would have the most seniority of any sitting member of the Senate if his reelection bid is successful this year, and he said that is a primary reason he is seeking another term. “I think it puts me in a good place to be a powerful force […]

U.S. Senate candidate Franken outraises Finkenauer in first quarter of 2022, but trails incumbent Grassley

BY: - April 19, 2022

Mike Franken was the top-raising Democratic candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate race in the first three months of 2022, according to campaign finance reports. But Franken and other Democratic competitors still lagged behind incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley, who raised almost $1.7 million in the first quarter. The campaign finance reports come just seven weeks before […]

Abby Finkenauer will appear on the Democratic primary ballot, Supreme Court rules

BY: - April 15, 2022

U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer is eligible to appear on the Democratic primary ballot, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The Supreme Court overturned a district court decision to bar Finkenauer from the ballot due to three undated or incorrectly dated signatures. In the court’s majority opinion, the justices argued Iowa law sets out a […]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Finkenauer ballot case

BY: - April 13, 2022

Abby Finkenauer’s campaign made a final plea Wednesday to appear on the Democratic primary ballot, arguing in front of the Iowa Supreme Court that three undated or incorrectly dated signatures on her nomination petition should be eligible under Iowa law. “We are confident that the Iowa Supreme Court will follow the letter of the law […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces 2022 reelection campaign

BY: - March 9, 2022

Gov. Kim Reynolds is officially running for reelection, she told a crowd of cheering supporters in Des Moines Wednesday night, promising to “ensure that Iowa remains a beacon of freedom, liberty and unlimited prosperity.” “As long as I’m governor, Iowa is going to be a state where you can live your life freely,” Reynolds said. […]

Lawmakers push election bill to change absentee voter ID, election funding laws

BY: - February 16, 2022

Iowa would see new absentee ballot voter identification requirements, statewide recount procedures and restrictions on private money funding elections under a proposal zooming through the Iowa House and Senate. It’s the latest in a series of election changes passed by Republicans: House Study Bill 719 comes just one year after Republicans passed a wide-ranging election reform […]

Axne announces reelection bid in Iowa’s 3rd District

BY: - November 12, 2021

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne announced Friday that she will run for reelection in Iowa’s 3rd District. “Three years ago, I came to Congress to fight for Iowans and their needs. Since then, I’ve delivered tax cuts, disaster relief, and critical support to Iowa’s families and businesses,” Axne tweeted on Friday morning. “But my work is […]

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

Voter Guide

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