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.

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 […]

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. […]

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.


August 30

Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots

October 19

Early in-person voting begins. County auditors begin mailing requested absentee ballots.

October 24

Voter pre-registration deadline, and the last day to request absentee ballots by mail. Ballot requests must be received in the county auditor’s office by 5 p.m

November 8, 2022

Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m., and absentee ballots must be received by the county auditor’s office by 8 p.m. to be counted.

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