Polls and Polling Times for Des Moines IA: 7 am to 9 pm
Click here to find the latest polling places at the Iowa elections site. Note: polling place locations and times are subject to change.
Click here to view our 2022 Des Moines, IA Election Guide where you can find information and links regarding absentee voting, candidates, polling places, registration, and much more.
Click here to use VoteSmart's Side By Side Tool that allows you to compare and contrast candidates' voting records, issue positions, and more!
Click here to utilize Ballotpedia's Sample Ballot Tool to help you get acquainted with 2022's candidates.
To verify Des Moines's election information, please check Vote411.org where you will also find information on Des Moines Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots, Candidates, Types of Voting Machines, Ballot Measures and more.
You can also check out the widget to find Des Moines, IA's polling places, times and candidates.
Are you ready to make a difference? Voting in your Des Moines, Iowa elections is the opportunity to do just that. From Des Moines school board members to executive level public servants. It is vital that your voice is heard in making decisions about your local government.
We hope that you do exercise your right this year and get out and vote. Every voice counts.
Here are a few fascinating facts about the history of Election Day in the U.S.:
* While the United States allowed women to stand for election in 1788, it wasn't until 132 years later, that women were finally allowed to vote in those elections.
*Tuesday was chosen as Election Day because Sunday was the Sabbath. If it were on a Monday, people might have to travel to their polling place on a Sunday.
*There are a couple of theories as to why November is the month in which we vote. One is that America used to primarily be an agricultural society; coming after harvest time, November was the most convenient month. Another explanation is tied into British history: it was in November, 1605 that Guy Fawkes and his band tried unsuccessfully to blow up Parliament. So by voting in November, we symbolically mark the survival of democracy.
The Des Moines, Iowa Election Guide brings together local election information, polling places, poll locations, poll times from independent public sources like the League of Women Voters; Vote411.org and the Vote Smart project.
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