Story County Auditor Lucy Martin announces that absentee voting for the Nov. 7 city elections has begun in the auditor’s office.

All eligible voters residing within the cities of Ames, Cambridge, Collins, Colo, Gilbert, Huxley, Kelley, Maxwell, McCallsburg, Nevada, Roland, Slater, Story City and Zearing, may now vote at the Story County Auditor’s Office. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The auditor’s office is located on the second floor of the Story County Administration Building, 900 Sixth St., Nevada.

Important Dates to Remember

• Friday, Oct. 27: Voter pre-registration deadline. Following the deadline, Election Day registration rules apply. Completed registration forms must be in the auditor’s office by 5 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 4: Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot.

• Monday, Nov. 6: Last day to vote absentee in-person (except Cambridge and Colo voters). Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than today in order to be considered.

• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Election Day — voters from Cambridge and Colo may vote in the auditor’s office from 8-11 a.m. Polls open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. (EXCEPTION: Cambridge and Colo polls open at noon). See the attached list of polling locations.

Mailed ballots will be sent to voters who have completed a request form. Voters can request a mailed absentee ballot by filling out the “Official Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form.” Fillable forms are available online at

Additional information about the city elections is available on the Story County website at or by contacting the office at 515-382-7210.

City polling locations

Cambridge: TEMPORARY SITE — Cambridge City Center (Opening at noon), 225 Water St.

Collins: Collins Area Community Center, 219 Main St.

Colo: Colo Library/Community Center (Opening at noon), 309 Main St.

Huxley: 3C’s Safe Room, North Door, 515 N. Main Ave.

Kelley: Kelley City Hall, 1111 Grace St.

Maxwell: Maxwell Area Community Center, 84 Main St.

McCallsburg: American Legion Hall, 80 S. 4th St.

Nevada 1: First United Methodist Church, 1036 7th St.

Nevada 2: Nevada City Hall, 1209 6th St.

Nevada 3: ISU Extension Building, 4-H Hall, 220 H Ave.

Nevada 4: Gates Hall, 825 15th St.

Slater: Slater Log Cabin, 305 Benton St.

Zearing: Public Library Heritage Room, 101 E. Main St.