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Iowa Voter Info

The general election is Nov 8, 2022
Iowa, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Iowa!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Received by Mon May 23, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by Mon May 23, 2022 5:00PM CDT

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Tue Nov 8, 2022 8:00PM CST
Received by Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:00PM CDT

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
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote
You may preregister to vote in Iowa
  • At the age of 17
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You may include the following ID:
  • Iowa ID Card
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
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?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

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:
  • Valid Iowa Driver's License
If you do not have this form of ID, Iowa will also accept:
  • Valid Student ID from State School
  • Veteran's ID
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Iowa 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 that is current within 45 days:
  • 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
When you vote absentee in-person, or if you vote in-person on Election Day, you are required to show valid id including:
  • Valid Iowa non-driver's ID
  • Valid Iowa Voter ID Card
  • Valid Iowa Driver's License
  • Veteran's ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

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Iowa Voter Info

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