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**** Absentee Voting (By Mail and In Person) Begins October 5 ****
How to Vote:  Beginning October 5, there are MANY options!!

VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL - Submit your absentee ballot request form to the Auditor's Office by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24.  Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning October 5.  Voted ballots may be returned to the Auditor's Office via USPS or hand-delivery.

Overseas Citizens and Military -
    Federal Voting Assistance Program -
     Federal Post Card Application - for Uniformed Service members, their families and for citizens residing outside the U.S.

It is safe and secure to return your voted ballot through the USPS. All of Iowa’s 99 counties now utilize IMb tracing which allows the Auditor's office to track voted ballots on their journey back to the office. The USPS has more than four thousand blue collection boxes placed throughout Iowa which are available to voters 24/7. Voters can use the USPS website to find the drop-off location that is most convenient for them. Many voters may be surprised to learn there are dozens of options within a short drive from their residence or place of business. As always, voters are also encouraged to use the “Track Your Absentee Ballot” tool located on the Iowa Secretary of State's website. 

VOTE ABSENTEE IN PERSON - Beginning October 5, voters may vote absentee In Person at the Decatur County Courthouse.  In person absentee voting is available through 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, AND INCLUDES TWO SATURDAYS: October 24 (8am - 5pm) and October 31 (9am - 5pm).  IMPORTANT NOTE: Voters who vote absentee in person are required to provide proof of identity.

- On Tuesday, November 3, the polls are open from 7am - 9pm.  Currently, we have just enough election workers to staff six of the seven Decatur County polling places.  This means that all voters will vote at their normal polling place, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VOTERS WHO NORMALLY VOTE AT THE VAN WERT COMMUNITY CENTER:  THOSE VOTERS (VAN WERT, WELDON, FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP AND LONG CREEK TOWNSHIP) WILL VOTE AT THE BARNUM COMMUNITY CENTER IN DECATUR CITY.

  View Sample Ballots

If you live in:

Your polling location is:

Bloomington Township

Fayette Township

City of Lamoni

 Lamoni Community Center
108 S. Chestnut St.
Lamoni, IA 50144

Burrell Township

Hamilton Township

Morgan Township

New Buda Township

City of Davis City

City of Pleasanton



Davis City Community Center
209 N. Bridge St.
Davis City, IA 50065


Center Township

Eden Township

City of Leon

 Leon Community Center
203 NE 2nd St.
Leon, IA 50144

Decatur Township

City of Decatur

Franklin Township

Long Creek Township

City of Van Wert

City of Weldon


Barnum Community Center (Decatur)
302 NE 4th St.
Decatur, IA 50067

Garden Grove Township

High Point Township

Woodland Township

City of Garden Grove

City of LeRoy


Garden Grove City Hall
101 W. Main St.
Garden Grove, IA 50103

Grand River Township

Richland Township

City of Grand River

Grand River Community Center
122 Broadway St.
Grand River, IA 50108

Contact the Auditor's Office (641/446-4323) or visit the elections page of this website with any questions or for additional information about the November 3 General Election.

Decatur County Iowa
County Courthouse 207 N. Main St. Leon, IA 50144
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