Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Iowans will elect a bunch of federal, state and local officials who decide a lot of important stuff that impacts YOU!

Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. College students may vote at their permanent residence OR where they attend college. So, you can vote in Ames/Story County!

Not registered in Iowa? No problem. You can register and vote in one stop.

Plan Ahead: Classes are held on Election Day, so be sure to make a plan. Expect lines.

Story County voters can also vote early at the Ames Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The public library is on CyRide Red Line. Bring your ID and proof of residence.

Find Your Polling Place: The Story County Auditor’s Office has an online polling place finder. Just enter your residence hall or apartment street address.

What to Bring: You need to bring a valid ID. In Story County only, you may also use your Iowa State Student ID, if it was issued after June 30, 2020. In addition, you can use your driver’s license as an ID even if it’s from another state and/or doesn’t have your local address on it.

You also need to bring a proof of residence. In Story County only, you may also use Access Plus on your device. After you log in, click on the “Student” tab and then click on the “Voting Info” link on the left menu. This will have your local address, which will be accepted by poll workers as proof of residence.

Be Prepared! It’s easy to learn about who’s on the ballot. Three great unbiased sites are Vote411, Ballotpedia, and Vote Smart.

Still Have Questions? Check out the Student Voting FAQs or email cattcntr@iastate.edu.