Register to Vote

Registering to vote is a legal requirement to vote in elections in Iowa. To register, you:

    1. Must be at least 17 years old. A 17-year-old may vote in the June 2, 2020 Primary Election if they will be 18 on or before the November 3, 2020 General Election.
    2. Must be a United States Citizen
    3. Must be an Iowa resident
    4. Cannot be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored)
    5. Cannot be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
    6. Cannot claim the right to vote in any other place

How and Where to Register to Vote in Iowa

Friday, May 22nd is the final day to pre-register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. Completed voter registrations may be mailed to the county auditor and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 22nd or must be postmarked on or before Monday, May 18th. Registrations submitted online must be completed at or before 11:59 p.m. on May 22nd.

At the County Auditor’s Office

You may register at the county auditor’s office. If you don’t know where that is, click here to find your county auditor.


You may register or update your registration online  if you have an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID.

By Mail

You may complete the Iowa  Voter Registration Form and mail it to your county auditor.

At The Polls on Election Day

If you are not registered to vote in the county where you live, you may go to your correct polling place and register on Election Day. You must provide acceptable proof of identity and current residence in the precinct, either electronic or on paper. If you do not have sufficient documentation, another registered voter who lives in the same precinct may attest to your identity and residence.

Am I Already Registered?

You may check the Iowa Secretary of State’s website to see if you are already registered