Vote in Iowa


To vote in Iowa, you must be registered to vote.


To qualify to register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen,
  • An Iowa resident, and
  • At least 17 years old. A person may vote if they will be 18 years old on or before election day. In the case of primary elections, a person may vote if they will be 18 years old on or before the corresponding regular election.
  • Most people in Iowa with felony convictions can vote, after they discharge their sentence. Find out more here. 

You cannot:

  • Be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court, or
  • Claim the right to vote in any other place.
 
 

Online voter registration: https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fVoterRegistration

 

Download a Voter Registration Form: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/voteapp.pdf

Download a Voter Registration Form

Return the completed form
to your local County Auditor

Click here for a Large Print Voter Registration Form
*14 inch paper is required

 

Voter registration information in Iowa:

 

Am I Registered to Vote?

To find out if you are registered to vote in Iowa, click the link below. Provide you first and last name and zip code, click "search."  You will be able to see the County, polling place address and precinct name and whether you have an "active," or "Inactive" status. If you have an "active status you are already registered to vote, you just need to find your polling place and cast your ballot!

If your status says "Inactive" you need to fill out a Voter's Registration Form and mail it to your County Auditor's Address. They will then mail you a Voter Registration Card.

Click Here to Find Out - Am I Registered to Vote in Iowa? 

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