Helpful Voting Links — Iowa
Don't miss your next election! Iowa voters will caucus on February 3rd, 2020. Be sure to update your voter registration and party affiliation so that you can participate. Iowa voters that want to participate in virtual caucuses in 2020 must register to vote by December 31, 2019. On June 6, 2020 Iowa will hold primary elections for state races.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (515) 281-8849
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Iowa
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.
Iowa’s Democratic Party has redesigned its caucus system in 2020. Virtual Caucuses will be held at various times of day from January 29th to February 3rd. In order to be eligible to participate voters be registered to vote and affiliated with the Democratic Party by December 31, 2019. Eligible voters may register for the virtual caucus from January 6th to January 17th at 5 pm through the Democratic Party. In-person caucuses will be held on February 3rd. Voters can register to vote and declare their party before attending or register on site at their caucus location. You may not attend a virtual caucus and attend an in-person caucus.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Iowa
Voter ID Requirements — Iowa
What forms of ID are acceptable?
You may be asked to show identification if:
- You have registered to vote after January 1, 2003 and have never voted in a Primary or General election in your county
- Your right to vote has been challenged
- The precinct election officials do not know you
- You have moved from where you are registered to vote
- You are registering to vote on election day
- Iowa driver’s licence
- Iowa non-driver ID card
- U.S. passport
- U.S. military ID
- ID card issued by employer
- Student ID issued by Iowa high school or college
- Residential lease
- Current utility bill (including cell phone bill)
- Current bank statement
- Current paycheck or government check
- Other current government document
Early & Absentee Voting — IowaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: (2020 dated TBD)
You can vote in person at your county auditor's office before the election, using an absentee ballot, from (2020 dates TBD). No excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than (2020 dates TBD). Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.