How to register to vote in Iowa

What you need to know to register to vote in Iowa for Election Day 2020.

August 17, 2020, 7:37 AM
PHOTO: How, when and where to register to vote in Iowa
How, when and where to register to vote in Iowa
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IOWAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 24, 2020

Same-day registration is available on Election Day

To register to vote in the state of Iowa, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Iowa resident
  • 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.

You cannot:

  • Be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored)
  • Be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  • Claim the right to vote in any other place

How to register to vote in Iowa:

  • Register online here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Register in person to vote on Election Day at your polling location.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at your polling place. You must prove who you are and where you live at the polling place. A valid Iowa driver’s license with your current address works best, but find other forms of IDs accepted, and more information on polling places here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Iowa.

Check if you're registered to vote here.

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