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!
CAST YOUR VOTE
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
A vast majority 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 they 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 only particular races—whichever you choose. If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask a precinct election official for a new, replacement ballot.
In our state, each and every voter has the opportunity to request assistance while voting. This can be done in a variety of ways. A prime example is the ability to use an accessible ballot marking device in each and every polling place. Curbside voting is also available on Election Day and at the county auditor’s office during in-person absentee voting. For more information regarding these methods of voting, contact your county auditor or click here.
What You Need to Bring When Voting
Election officials are required to ask voters registered in the county to show one of the valid forms of identification:
- Iowa Driver’s License (not expired more than 90 days)
- Iowa Non-Operator ID (not expired more than 90 days)
- U.S. Passport (not expired)
- U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID (not expired)
- Iowa Voter Identification Card (must be signed)
- Tribal ID Card/Document (must be signed, with photo, not expired)
An Iowa Voter Identification Card is provided automatically by the county auditor to each voter who does not have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. Any voter may request an Iowa Voter ID Card by contacting their county auditor’s office.
A voter without one of the above forms of ID 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.
Proof of residence may be required if updating your address on Election Day.