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Iowa

Abbreviation: 
IA

Iowa Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General). The pre-registration deadline is Saturday, October 27, 2018. Election Day, in person registration is available.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

 

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 Absentee Ballot Process

Beginning January 1, 2018 you must now provide ID information on your absentee ballot request forms. All request forms must now include your driver's license/non-driver's ID number or your Voter ID Card's four-digit PIN number. Request forms without these forms of ID will not be accepted.

Iowa ID Needed for Voting

Beginning January 1, 2018, all voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. If you do not have any of the below forms of ID you will be asked to sign an oath verifying your identity and will then be allowed to vote a regular ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

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 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.

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
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