Special City Elections

September 13, 2022 - Slater and Story City Special Election

2021 Election Law Changes

Election Day Information

Polling times: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Polling locations:  

  • Slater - Slater Log Cabin, 305 Benton St, Slater
  • Story City 1 - Story City Community Center, 503 Elm Avenue, Story City
  • Story City 2 - Harvest Evangelical Free Church, 524 River Hills Drive, Story City

Voters must vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day.

As of January 1, 2019, identification is required at the polling place. More information is available here.

Sample Ballots

Slater | Story City 1 | Story City 2

Unofficial Results

Will be posted on election night after polls close and results have been tabulated.

Results will be official following the canvass of votes.

Voter Registration

The voter pre-registration deadline is Monday, August 29, at 5 p.m. (Voter Registration Form)

Register online via the Iowa DOT (for voters with an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID)
Download a paper version of the registration form
Check your registration status (Iowa Secretary of State website)

New registrants after the deadline -- including on Election Day -- will follow Election Day Registration procedures. Proof of identity and proof of residence will be required.

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting (in-person)

Voting in the Auditor's Office begins Wednesday, August 24, and will be available during regular business hours until 4:30 p.m., Monday, September 12.  Regular business hours in the Auditor's Office are 8 am - 4:30 pm.  On deadline dates, the office is open until 5 pm.  Go to the Story County Administration Building, Auditor's Office, 2nd Floor. 
As of July 1, 2020, identification is required of registered voters when casting an in-person absentee ballot.

Absentee Voting (by mail)

The first day that ballots will be mailed is Wednesday, August 24. The last day to request a mailed ballot is Monday, August 29. The request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. that day. On the request form, mark "Special" under type of election, and fill in the election date (09/13/2022) in the proper area.

Returning Your Mailed Absentee Ballot

By Mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage.  All ballots must be received in the Auditor's Office by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be considered for counting.

In Person. You or a member of your household or immediate family may deliver your ballot to the Auditor's Office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, September 13). Completed ballots may not be dropped off or used at polling locations.

By Delivery Agent. Disabled voters ONLY may designate someone else to mail or deliver the voted ballot. The instructions included in your mailed absentee ballot packet include a receipt, if you choose to designate a delivery agent.

Absentee Forms and Information

Absentee Request Form - DOMESTIC voters
Absentee Voting Information (Iowa Secretary of State)
Track Your Absentee Ballot (Iowa Secretary of State)

Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters
Federal Voting Assistance Program

Poll Watching

A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day. Names of prospective poll watchers, along with the designation form, should be submitted to the County Auditor prior to election day.

Poll Watcher’s Guide
Poll Watcher’s Designation Form
Poll Watcher Poster

If you have questions regarding poll watching, please contact the Auditor’s Office or the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.