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Voting in Iowa

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Iowa?

You cannot register to vote if:
  • You are a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored)
  • You are judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  • You claim the right to vote in any other place

Voter Registration Options in Iowa

You have the following 2 options to register to vote in Iowa:

In Person

You can go to register in person in any of these places.

Check The Locations Where to Register


Register to vote or update your voter registration online using your Iowa driver’s license or ID number.

Click here to Register Online

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Iowa

You have the following 2 options to vote in Iowa:

In Person

On election day, you will need to go to the polling place for your precinct to vote.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

Any registered voter in Iowa may request an absentee ballot through their county auditor.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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