Ames Chamber of Commerce

Get Out The Vote

The November 3 Election is quickly approaching, and the Ames Chamber of Commerce reminds you that your vote matters and asks you to make your voice heard at the polls! 

Meet the Candidates:

To help you make an informed voting decision, the Ames Chamber of Commerce asked the candidates to fill out a questionnaire on issues pressing in Story County and Iowa today.

Click Here to view a summary of each race and candidate questionnaires.

  • State Senator – District 24
    • Cynthia Paschen
    • Jesse Green
  • State Representative – District 45
    • Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
    • Eric Cooper (candidate chose not to submit answers)
  • State Representative – District 46
    • Ross Wilburn
  • State Representative – District 48
    • Jack Friend (candidate chose not to submit answers)
    • Robert Bacon (candidate chose not to submit answers)
  • State Representative – District 49
    • Selden Spencer (candidate chose not to submit answers)
    • Dave Deyoe
  • County Board of Supervisors
    • Latifah Faisal
    • Steven O’Rourke
  • County Board of Supervisors (to fill vacancy)
    • Lisa Heddens
    • John Henry


Voting Information:

Voter Registration

The voter pre-registration deadline is Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 pm.

Registering after the deadline?

Absentee Voting In-Person

At the Story County Administration Building

  • In-Person voting begins Monday, October 5 and will be available until Monday, November 2 at 5:00pm. Unless otherwise noted, the Administration Building is open for voting from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Absentee voting in the Administration Building will also be available on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31
  • All voting will take place on the main floor of the Administration Building, 900 6th St, Nevada.  
  • Due to construction on city streets, access to the main parking lot is currently only available from 6th Street, between I Avenue and J Avenue.

Satellite Voting

  • Satellite voting is in-person absentee voting at a location other than the Administration Building.  Absentee voting rules apply. 
  • Satellite voting schedule.

Identification Requirements

  • As of June 30, 2020, pre-registered voters must present identification prior to voting absentee in-person.
  • Identifications requirements are the same as those for pre-registered voters voting on Election Day.
  • It is highly recommended that unregistered voters bring both proof of identification and proof of residency with them, regardless of date.

Absentee Voting By Mail

  • The first day that ballots will be mailed is Monday, October 5. The last day to request a mailed ballot is Saturday, October 24. The ballot request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 pm that day. On the request form, mark "General" under type of election, or fill in the election date (11/03/2020) in the proper area.

Additional Election Information can be found on the Story County, Iowa website

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