Voter Registration


to be held, November 6, 2012 is SATURDAY, October 27, 2012 at 5:00 o’clock pm

The Election Office, Room 210, of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, will be open on Saturday, October 27, from 8:00 o’clock am until 5:00 o’clock pm for this voter pre-registration deadline. The worry-free postmark deadline for mail-in registration forms is Monday, October 22.

Voters are encouraged to pre-register by October 27. Pre-registration means that an applicant will not have to show identification or proof of residence at the polls on election day. Persons registering for the first time at the polls are required to show ID and proof of residence. Persons reporting a name or address change are required to show identification.

Voter registration forms can be found on the websites of Black Hawk County: or the Secretary of State: .

The Election Office will also have extended hours on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 o’clock am until 5:00 o’clock pm for in-person absentee voting. The last day to vote an absentee ballot in-person will be Monday, November 5, before 5:00 o’clock pm. Applications requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to a voter will not be accepted after 5pm Friday, November 2.

Questions may be directed to the Election Department, 316 E 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50703, by telephone: 833-3007, e-mail: or TTY: 833-3135. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 o’clock am until 4:30 pm.