Civics Center

Voting Information

Voter registration, absentee voting, polling places, and elected officials for Story County residents along with information for college students.

Iowa Electronic Voter Registration

Do you have an Iowa ID but live outside of Story County? Register to vote or update your voter registration online using your Iowa driver’s license or ID number.

Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form

Print and mail to your County Auditor to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.

Voting Rights Restoration - Executive Order 7

Frequently asked questions and application for Restoration of Voting Rights for persons convicted of a felony.

General Election 2020 Information

Story County's webpage for the upcoming election, including information on candidates, sample ballots, voter registration, absentee voting, satellite voting, and poll watching.

Find Your Polling Place

Search for your Iowa address to find out where to go to vote.

Know Your Judges

Learn about why judges are on your ballot, what makes a good judge, and access the 2020 Iowa Judicial Performance evaluation.

Voting at the Library

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Boards/Government, Special Event, Voting
Program Details:
In-person absentee voting will be available in the Library's Auditorium Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 9am-4pm in the Library's Auditorium. All ballot styles for Story County will be available.  Story County voters ma...

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Fighting Fake News

How To Spot Fake News Infographic from IFLA: Consider the Source, Read Beyond, Check the Author, Supporting Sources?, Check the Date, Is It a Joke?, Check Your Biases, Ask the Experts

Image from International Federation of Library Associations.

Snopes is a reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

International Federation of Library Associations

IFLA has published a short article and infographic on How to Spot Fake News.

Informable App

Test your news literacy with an App for Apple and Android devices.

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