Boletos de ausencia

No necesita escoger entre su salud y su derecho a votar este otoño. En vez, siga estos tres pasos para votar a través de un boleto de ausencia:

  1. Imprime y completa una forma de boleto de ausencia aquí del sitio de la Secretaría del Estado de Iowa. Esté seguro de que llene cada sección de la forma, incluyendo la sección del Número de ID, que pregunta por su licencia de conducir o su número de ID de votante. Si no tiene ninguna de esas identificaciones, llame su auditor del condado local para recibir información aquí
  2. Envie o entrega en persona su formato de solicitud de boleto de ausencia a su auditor del condado local. Puede encontrar las direcciones aquí. Solicitudes de boletos de ausencia necesitan ser recibidos el 30 de Octubre.
  3. Regrese la solicitud el 3 de Noviembre a las 9:00pm CT. 

Nota: La solicitud será enviada a usted el 5 de Octubre. 

Tendrá que estar registrado para votar en orden de votar vía boleto de ausencia. No esta registrado para votar? Haz click aquí para registrarse en línea o descarga, imprime, y entrega esta forma de registro de votar completa a su auditor del condado local. La fecha de límite para registrar para la elección del 3 de Noviembre es el 24 de Octubre.

Absentee Voting

You don’t need to choose between your health and your right to vote this fall. Instead, follow these three quick steps to vote via absentee ballot:

  1. Print out and complete an absentee ballot request form here from the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. Be sure to fill out every section of the form, including the ID Number section, which asks for your driver’s license or voter ID number. If you don’t have a driver’s license or don’t have your voter ID card with you, call your local county auditor to receive that information here.
  2. Mail back or hand deliver your completed absentee ballot request form to your local county auditor. You can find those addresses here. Absentee ballot request forms must be received by October 30th. 
  3. Return your completed absentee ballot by November 3rd at 9:00pm CT. Note: An absentee ballot will be mailed to you on October 5th.

You must be registered to vote in order to vote via absentee ballot. Not registered to vote? Click here to register to vote online or download, print, and deliver this completed voter registration form to your local county auditor here. The voter registration deadline for the November 3rd election is October 24. 


Iowa’s largest and most influential newspaper, The Des Moines Register, slammed Representative Steve King (Republican – Iowa) in a scathing editorial that went also after the GOP as a whole.

The Register’s editorial board on Saturday endorsed voting for Democrats down the line, arguing that Republicans had failed to get anything good done despite controlling the both chambers of Congress and the White House.

But the strongest language in the piece was reserved for the race involving King, who has routinely made national headlines for accusations of racism and his penchant for running in the same circles as neo-Nazis.

King has regularly churned up controversy with his courting of the far-right. This summer, for instance, he re-tweeted an anti-immigrant message from British neo-Nazi Mark Collett. He refused to apologize.

“It’s unjust to simply put a politically correct bridle on someone and say, ‘You’ve got to do a background check on everybody that ever tweets something out before you can ever agree with a single sentence that they might put out,'” he told CNN in June. “And by the way, I didn’t even know it was his message.”

King has also regularly made comments widely thought as racist. In support of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, he once tweeted, for instance: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Polls last month showed King had a pretty strong lead over Scholten. A survey from Emerson colleged showed the GOP candidate had a 10-point advantage.

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