Current Elections

November 3, 2020 General Election - Polls open 7am-9pm

OFFICIAL RESULTS, CERTIFIED 11/10/20 BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Race Summaries here
Turnout and Race Results by Precinct here
Precinct by Precinct Results, All but Waterloo, here
Precinct by Precinct Results, Waterloo Only, here

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Race Summaries here
Race Results by Precinct here
Precinct by Precinct Results here

November 6 News Release - Post-election audit - click here.
October 28 News Release - Final election details - click here.
October 19 News Release - Absentee Ballot Request and Pre-Registration Deadlines - click here.
October 2 News Release - Absentee Ballots Available October 5 - click here.
September 25 News Release - Polling Place Locations, Sample Ballots - click here.
September 22 News Release - Satellite Voting Locations, Dates, Times - click here.
September 17 News Release - Absentee Ballot Drop Box - click here.
September 10 News Release - Multiple Absentee Ballot Requests - click here.
August 31 News Release - Validity of BHC Absentee Ballot Requests - click here.
August 26 News Release - Absentee ballots and the Post Office - click here.
August 18 News Release - Multiple absentee ballot request forms - click here.
August 5 News Release - Absentee ballot request forms mailed - click here.

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE BY ENTERING YOUR ADDRESS - click here.

PRE-ELECTION VOTER REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. If you are not registered to vote in the precinct in which you live you may register to vote on election day.  For necessary identification, click here.

SEE A SAMPLE BALLOT FOR YOUR PRECINCT - Click here, enter your address, and scroll down to "Click here to see a sample ballot for the ballot for this election."

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING CALENDAR - See at a glance when and where to vote before the election.  Click here.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS must be returned by November 3, or be postmarked by November 2 and received by noon on November 9.

DROP BOX -
An absentee ballot drop box is located at the entrance of the county courthouse, 316 E. 5th St. in Waterloo.  In addition to absentee ballots, you may deposit absentee ballot request forms and voter registration forms in the drop box.  See our NEWS RELEASE for more information.
DON'T LISTEN TO RUMORS ABOUT POLLING PLACE DISRUPTION. DISTURBANCES AND INTIMIDATION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. HERE ARE THE FACTS, ALONG WITH IOWA CODE CITATIONS:
- Loitering, congregating and electioneering are prohibited inside or within 300 feet of any entrance to a polling place. Sec.39A.4(1)
- Both parties are allowed three pollwatchers per precinct to act as challenging committees. They must have accreditation from their party. Sec. 49.104(2)
- Pollwatchers may challenge voters as being unqualified, but the challenge must be in writing, with the name, address, telephone number, and signature of the challenger, and each challenge has to be specific to a single voter. Sec. 49.79
- A precinct election official may examine the challenged voter under oath touching the person's qualifications as a voter. If the challenge is not withdrawn after hearing the challenged voter's response, the challenged voter may vote a provisional ballot, the validity of which will be judged by the absentee counting board. Secs. 49.80, 49.81
- Precinct election officials ARE REQUIRED to initial each ballot handed to a voter. This DOES NOT invalidate the ballot. (Note: Once you insert your ballot into the voting machine, it is counted, and there's no way to retrieve it and invalidate it.) Sec. 49.82
- Precinct election officials have the authority to summon the police should someone at the polling place disturb the election, insult or abuse the officials, or violate election law. Sec. 49.105
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS AWARE OF THESE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW AND WILL ACT ON THEM.
Because of the pandemic, we still encourage voting absentee. Download an absentee ballot request form here.
See opportunities for in-person early voting here.
For questions, call 319-833-3007 or email election@co.black-hawk.ia.us.
CANDIDATE LISTS

Partisan candidates - click here.
Nonpartisan candidates - click here.

Polling Places. 
For the 11/3/20 General Election, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced and combined temporary polling places will be used - click here for a list.  To find your polling place by entering your address, click here.

CALENDAR

July 6 - Voters may make application for absentee (early) ballots.  Find request form and instructions here.

August 22 - Filing deadline, state and federal party ballot vacancies. File at office of Secretary of State, Lucas Office Building, Des Moines

August 26, 5:00 pm - Filing deadline, county ag extension (nomination papers) and county party (convention certificates) ballot vacancies.  File in the Election Office, Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo.  

Monday, October 5 Absentee ballots available to be mailed.

Monday, October 5 - In-person voting at the Election Office begins.  Regular office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 6 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Satellite voting at UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, SW Concourse Entrance

Wednesday, October 7 - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Satellite voting at UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, SW Concourse Entrance

Thursday, October 8 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Satellite voting at UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, SW Concourse Entrance

Friday, October 9 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Satellite voting at UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, SW Concourse Entrance

Saturday, October 10 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Satellite voting at UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, SW Concourse Entrance

Monday, October 12 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Satellite voting at Diamond Event Center, Western Home Communities, 5307 Caraway Ln, Cedar Falls

Wednesday, October 14 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Courthouse will be open until 7pm for absentee voting.

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Satellite voting at Cedar Valley Sportsplex, 300 Jefferson St., Waterloo, Multipurpose Room

Monday October 19, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Satellite voting at North Star Community Services, 3420 University Ave, Waterloo, Entrance 3, Conference Room

Monday, October 19, 9:00 am - Public testing of voting machines, Election Warehouse, 816 Lafayette St., Waterloo

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Satellite Voting
at Cedar Valley Sportsplex, 300 Jefferson St., Waterloo, Multipurpose Room

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
 - Election Office open.  Voter pre-registration deadline.  New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Absentee ballot by mail request deadline.  Written request form must be received in the Election Office by this date or ballot will not be mailed to voter.
Thursday, October 29, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Courthouse will be open until 7pm for absentee voting.

Saturday, October 31, 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Election Office open for absentee voting and other election business.

Monday, November 2, 8:00 am-5:00 pm 
-   Election Office open.  Postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots. An absentee ballot sent by mail that is received after the election must have a legible postmark of November 2 or earlier in order to be counted.

Tuesday, November 3
 - ELECTION DAY.  Polls open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.


Tuesday, November 10
 - 
Canvass by Board of Supervisors, certifying official results of the election.

For questions, contact the Black Hawk County Election Office at 319-833-3007 or election@co.black-hawk.ia.us.