Jones County

Election Law Changes for Iowa Voters

August 6, 2021

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View a list of important changes to Iowa election law passed by the 2021 Iowa legislature. These changes are effective immediately. This list was curated by the Iowa State Association of County Auditors.

Voter Registration

Voting at the Polls

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Request Forms:

Returning Absentee Ballots:

Disability Exception - Delivery Agents

In the case of a voter unable to return a ballot due to blindness or other disability, the voter may ask a “delivery agent” to deliver their ballot.

The delivery agent must:


If you have any questions about the election law changes, please contact us.

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This webpage was printed on March 5, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Jones County, Iowa, Elections website at
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