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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Iowa, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Iowa election website or call (515) 281-8849 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Iowa

Presidential Primaries

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.


Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Don’t miss your next election!

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Iowa

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Iowa.


  • You may pre-register for General Elections
  • The pre-registration age is 17 and a half