General Election

November 6, 2018

Election Day Polling Hours 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 319-462-2282 or by email:

Absentee Voting Hours

(Jones County Auditor's Office)
October 8- November 5

Important information about absentee voting may be found at the bottom of this page.

Important information about voter registration may be found near the middle of this page.

Monday-Friday 8-4:30*

*Saturday, October 27 8-5

*Friday, November 2 8-5

*Saturday, November 3 8-5

*Monday, November 5 8-5

The polling places for this election are handicapped accessible, however, any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information please contact the County Auditor’s Office at the following telephone or TTY number or e-mail address: Telephone:  319 462-2282  • TTY: 711+ 319 462-2282  •  E-mail: 


For elections held in 2018, pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification or sign an oath of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a ballot. Voters who are not pre-registered – such as voters registering to vote on election day – and voters who have moved precincts will also be required to provide proof of residence. A voter who cannot provide proof of identification may have their identity attested to by another voter registered in the precinct who has an approved form of identification. Starting January 1, 2019, all voters will be required to present an approved form of identification. For additional information about voter identification visit or phone the Jones County Auditor’s Office at (319) 462-2282.

Proof of identification can generally be met by presenting the voter’s Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID, passport, military ID, or voter identification card containing the four-digit voter PIN. Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver’s license, or non-operator ID, were mailed a voter identification card containing a four digit voter PIN.

Jones County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections - Regular hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, extended office hours through November 6, 2018 will be as follows:

Saturday, October 27 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, November 2 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 3 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, November 5 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6 - 6 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.* or later, depending on election activities


Pre-registration deadline for persons not currently registered to vote in Jones County closes at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018. Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after October 27, 2018 will be required to provide proof of identification (ie. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by October 27, 2018 should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.



  • In-person absentee (early) voting in the office of the Jones County Auditor is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some extended and Saturday hours (see above), until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018.

  • Request a ballot be mailed to you (Saturday, October 27, 2018 is the last day ballots may be mailed to voters – keep in mind that postal delivery is now two to five days):

    • Requests for absentee ballots to be mailed to voters must be in writing and should be delivered, mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to:

      • Mail or delivery: Jones County Auditor, Rm 113, 500 W. Main St., Anamosa  IA  52205 – see required information below

      • Fax* 319 462-5815 – see required information below

      • E-mail* – see required information below

  • Required information for ALL absentee ballot requests (use official absentee ballot request form, or a piece of paper no smaller than 3” x 5”):

  • Statement requesting an absentee ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election

  • Voter’s name

  • Voter’s birth date

  • Voter’s signature (also required for emailed and faxed requests)

  • Voter’s residential address in Jones County (and mailing address if different)

  • Voter’s telephone number is recommended, but not required.

  • Warning: missing information will delay the issuance of the ballot.

    • *Ballots requested by fax or email will be mailed to the voter upon receipt of the fax or email if all required information is included, however the voter must still mail the document containing their original signature to the Jones County Auditor. If the original request document is not postmarked by October 27, 2018, and received by November 6, 2018 the voter’s ballot will not be opened or considered for counting.

    • Important: ballots may not be mailed to persons who are not registered to vote by October 27, 2018. Persons not registered to vote by October 27, 2018 must vote at the polls on election day, or by absentee ballot at the Jones County Auditor’s Office, and will be required to provide proof of residency in their precinct of residence, and proof of identity.

  • Absentee ballot request forms are available at the following locations:

    • Jones County Auditor's Office

    • City clerk offices and city libraries

    • Jones County web-site: (Auditor page, Elections tab)


Voted absentee ballots returned by mail MUST be postmarked not later than Monday, November 5, 2018, and then received in the Auditor’s Office not later than noon on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to be considered for counting.  Voters are advised to keep in mind that postal delivery is now two to five days.


For assistance regarding elections, voter registration, and absentee voting, contact the office of: 

Janine Sulzner

Jones County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

Mail: Rm 113, 500 W. Main St., Anamosa IA 52205

Phone: 319 462-2282



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