Iowa Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Iowa, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Iowa!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Oct 30, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sat Oct 24, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Mon Nov 2, 2020
Post received by Mon Nov 9, 2020 12:00PM
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 9:00PM CST
Fri Oct 30, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Iowa if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Iowa
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Iowa if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
You may preregister to vote in Iowa
  • at the age of 17-1/2
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.
    U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
    • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

    Can I vote if I have a record?

    Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. In addition to completing all terms of their sentence, ex-offenders must also pay all outstanding monetary obligations to the court. Once this is complete, individuals convicted of a felony can apply to have their voting rights restored—which can only be done through the governor or the president of the United States.

    I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

    Students who lived in Iowa but moved to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Iowa voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Iowa law expressly allows students who consider themselves residents of Iowa as well as another place (such as their parent’s home) to choose either location for voter registration and voting purposes.

    Will I need ID?

    To register to vote in Iowa you should provide one of the following:
    • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
    • Your Iowa Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
      If you do not have this form of ID(s), Iowa will also accept:
      • Valid Employee ID
      • Valid Student ID
      • Valid US Passport
      • Valid Military ID
      • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
      • Valid non-driver's ID
      • Valid Tribal ID
      If your ID does not contain your current address, you may use the following documents to show proof of residence:
      • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
      • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
      • Lease or rent agreement
      If you are registered to vote in Iowa, in certain cases you may be required to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:
      • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
      • Current and Valid Photo ID
      • Utility Bill
      • Bank Statement
      • Government Check
      • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address

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      Iowa Voter Info

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