The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Iowa, here’s all the info you need to know!
The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.
Important Dates to know, Iowa!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of Iowa
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are registered to vote in another state
- You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
- at the age of 17-1/2
- 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?
- The Last Five Digits of your Social Security Number (online applicants)
- The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
- Your Iowa Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
- Valid Employee ID
- Valid Student ID
- Valid US Passport
- Valid Military ID
- Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
- Valid Tribal ID
- 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
- 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