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AARP AARP States Iowa Voters

Cast Your Ballot in the 2022 Iowa Primaries

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Iowa voters need to prepare for important changes to election rules in advance of the June 7 primaries. They include a shorter early-voting period, shorter voting hours on primary day and more limits to who can pick up and drop off another person’s ballot.

The changes are part of a new election law that the state Legislature passed last year. As of press time, some parts of the law were being challenged in court. 

AARP strongly recommends confirming voting details by going to before casting your ballot.

Key primary dates include:

  • Wednesday, May 18: First day of absentee voting
  • Monday, May 23: Deadline to register to vote online, by mail or in person at your county auditor’s office; deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
  • Tuesday, June 7: Primary day; deadline for absentee ballots to be received by the county auditor; voter registration at polling sites 

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