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Iowa

Abbreviation: 
IA

Iowa Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Primary). The pre-registration deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018. Election Day, in person registration is available.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

 

Iowa ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote in Iowa, you must provide an Iowa driver's license number or your social security number if you have one. There is a box for your to check on the voter registration form if you have neither of those numbers.

If you are registering to vote for the first time at the polls on Election Day, or after a recent move, you must prove both who you are and where you live. You can use any of these forms of ID as long as they are current, valid and contain an expiration date:

Iowa Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Iowa Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Iowa:

  • You must be registered to vote in Iowa
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • High school junior and senior students may work if they meet certain statutory requirements

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Iowa Absentee Ballot Process

Applications for absentee ballots can be obtained online in a PDF format, or mailed upon request from the Secretary of State. You can also request a ballot by mailing the application to the county auditor/commissioner of elections in the county where you are registered.

Iowa Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, please click here or contact your elections office or board of elections for your county, city or state.

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
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1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

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