Voter confidence is at historically low levels across the country and here in Iowa. Important elections are taking place in our state this year, and some voters might have questions about what the Secretary of State’s Office and county election officials are doing to ensure Iowans that their vote counts. For more information on what our team is doing to combat election misinformation, click the button below.
VOTER ID INFORMATION
In Iowa precinct election officials are required to ask all voters for a valid ID when voting absentee or on Election Day. For more information regarding Iowa’s Voter ID rules, click the button below.
Voters with Disabilities
Iowa law requires polling places in Iowa to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Each polling place will have a ballot-marking machine that allows a voter with blindness or visual impairment to vote privately. The ballot-marking machine may be used by any voter.
A voter may choose another person to assist the voter in voting except the voter’s employer, employer’s agent, an officer or agent of the voter’s union, or a candidate listed on the ballot. If a voter requests assistance from a precinct election official, two precinct officials – one Democrat and one Republican – will assist the voter together. A voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.
Military & Overseas Voting
We are dedicated to helping our military and overseas voters participate in Iowa’s elections. Soldiers are defending our freedoms and our right to vote. They deserve to have their voices heard in our elections. Click the button below to learn more about options available for Military and Overseas Voters.