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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - State Primary
Voting Information for 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.
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.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
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.
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
Find out more about your rights in Iowa.
- You may pre-register for General Elections
- The pre-registration age is 17 and a half