Voter ID
in Iowa

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Iowa

Registered voters in Iowa must show one of the following at the polls:

  • Iowa driver’s license
  • Iowa non-driver ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Voter ID card

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

If the voter has no acceptable form of ID, another registered voter in the precinct is allowed to attest to the voter's identity or voter may prove identity and residence using Election Day registration documents or cast a provisional ballot and provide ID by Monday following the election.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)