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Iowa General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
10 days ago

Registration deadline

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Iowa

When do I need to register to vote in Iowa?

The voter registration deadline has passed, but Iowa has same-day registration!

What if I miss the registration deadline?

Iowa offers same-day registration which allows you to both register and vote on the same day, even if you missed the registration deadline.

How do I register to vote in Iowa?

Iowa has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in Iowa

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Iowa?

To register as a voter in Iowa, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Iowa
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not have a felony conviction (or have had your voting rights restored)
  • Not have judged by a court to be incompetent to vote
  • Not claim the right, and not voting in, any other place
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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Iowa Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in Iowa are open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. If you're in line when the polls close, you can still vote!

Can I vote by mail?

Any registered voter in Iowa can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail!

Vote by mail in Iowa by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 27th,
and returned no later than November 5th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Iowa or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter ID is required to vote in Iowa. However, if you do not have sufficient ID, you can sign an oath affirming your identity and still be able to vote. The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • Iowa Driver's license or photo ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Voter ID

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Iowa.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Iowa Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Iowa Elections Office
Phone: (888) 767-8683

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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