Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Iowa, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your voter registration application must be hand delivered, submitted online, or received by mail on or before Oct. 24th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county auditor office, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Iowa.
Miss your deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person on Election Day.
Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Only voters who are registered with a particular party may vote in its caucus, but voters may change party affiliation on the day of the caucus. See Iowa Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details, including caucus sites.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd
You can vote in-person at your county auditor’s office before the election, using an absentee ballot, from Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 23rd at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov 2nd.
To prepare for the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters in the fall. If you are a new voter in the state or did not receive an application in the mail, you need to request an application directly.
Absentee ballot requests open 120 days before each election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.