Cast Your Vote

You have registered, obtained a valid form of identification, and now all that’s left to do is go to the polls and cast your ballot!

What Do I Do On Election Day?

Find Your Polling Place

Iowa law requires each voter to vote in the polling place for the precinct where the voter lives. Voters with questions about where to vote may contact the county auditor or  find their precinct online.

Bring Your ID

About 94% of registered voters in Iowa have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. Voters who have neither are mailed an Iowa Voter Identification Card at the time the register to vote or update their registration. Voters can also present a U.S. passport, U.S. military or veteran ID, or Tribal ID card or document.

A voter without one of the approved forms of identity for pre-registered voters may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration Documents.

Mark Your Ballot

Iowans vote on paper ballots. To mark your ballot, fill in the oval next to your choice. You can vote the entire ballot, or just part, whichever you choose. If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask a precinct election official for a new, replacement ballot.