The absentee ballots for the April General Municipal Election will be ready for voting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. The Polk County Clerk’s office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and open through the lunch hour for absentee voting. Those casting a ballot by mail must make sure their written and signed request states the reason for voting absentee and an address to which the ballot should be mailed. Those requesting ballots by mail must make sure their written request for a ballot arrives at the County Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in person at the County Clerk’s office is 5 p.m. the day before the election, Monday, April 1, 2024. The County Clerk’s office will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 8 a.m. to noon.