A General Election is the election in which federal and state officers, members of Congress and of the general assembly, county and township officers, and other officers appear on the ballot. General Elections are held the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of each even-numbered year.
Pre-registration deadline for voter registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020. Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after October 24, 2020, will be required to provide proof of identification (i.e. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by October 24, 2020, should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.
Voted absentee ballots returned by mail MUST be postmarked no later than Monday, November 2, 2020, and then received in the Auditor’s Office not later than 12:00 noon on Monday, November 9, 2020, to be considered for counting. Voters are advised to keep in mind that postal delivery is now two to five days.
Extended and Saturday hours are available for voter registration and absentee voting in the Jones County Auditor’s Office. In addition to regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extended office hours during the 2020 general election season will be as follows:
Thursday, September 17 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 24 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, October 30 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, November 2 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3 - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.* or later, depending on election activities
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Notice to Voters - Legislative Districts
As a result of the legislative redistricting process following the 2010 census, Jones County was divided into two legislative districts.
The cities of Anamosa and Monticello; and Cass, Castle Grove, Jackson, Lovell, and Wayne Townships, along with a very small portion of Fairview Township lying north and east of the City of Anamosa, and north of Highway 64 are in State Senate District 48, and State House District 96.
The cities of Cascade, Martelle, Morley, Olin, Onslow, Oxford Junction, and Wyoming; and Clay, Greenfield, Hale, Madison, Oxford, Richland, Rome, Scotch Grove, Washington, and Wyoming Townships, along with the remainder of Fairview Township, are in State Senate District 29, and State House District 58.