Early Voting for the November General Election begins on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
This is the first day that Iowans can start going to the polls to vote. Iowans can do this at their County Auditor's Office or satellite voting locations. You can also request an absentee voting ballot by mail. Auditors say that early voting is becoming more popular. Voting absentee has benefits. Experts say it can actually stop robo calls from continuing.
"We have a number of campaigns that are going through and getting a list from us or the Secretary of State's Office, and they're taking names off," Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald said. "Once they can count on these people voting, every robo call costs x amount of cents, so you want to get the most bang for your buck."
Early voting in Iowa ends on Monday, November 3, 2014. The general election is the next day. Early voting in Illinois begins October 20, 2014.