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.
Iowa has multiple options for voter registration for the Nov. 3rd general election. By-mail voter registration forms must be received by Oct. 24th. Voters with in-state IDs may use the online system to register through Oct 24th. If you miss the deadline, you may register to vote in-person on Election Day.
If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by Oct. 23rd at 5pm.
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 (click here) no later than Oct. 23rd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.
Absentee ballot requests open 120 days before each election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.