2024 Polk County Primary Election Information

Primary Election,  Tuesday, June 4: Voters will choose candidates/nominees for each of the three full-status parties in Iowa; Democratic, Libertarian and Republican.     Ballots will be specific to the party that each voter is registered.    All Voters must declare a party affiliation. Voters can change affiliation at the time they vote or request a mailed ballot.

Primary Election Dates and Deadlines 

  • Pre-Register as a Republican or Update your Voter Registration
  • Wednesday, May 15: First day for in-person absentee (early) voting and Absentee Requests sent by Mail.
  • Monday, May 20: Pre-Registration and Absentee Request by Mail Deadline
  • Saturday, June 1: Polk County Election Office Open for in-person absentee voting and other election business
    • Polk County Election Office
      120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
      Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Monday, June 3: Last day for in-person absentee voting.
  • Tuesday, June 4: Primary Election Day. Polls open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.  
    • Absentee Ballots by Mail must be received by 8:00pm.

List of Polk County Primary Polling Locations

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