Register to vote (online): Received by October 24, 2020
Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 24, 2020
Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Check your Iowa voter registration status
If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Iowa registration using the Iowa voter registration lookup tool.
If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.
Iowa voter registration rules
To register in Iowa you must:
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of Iowa
be 18 years old by Election day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the general election
If you have been convicted of a felony, have had your rights restored. In most cases, your voting rights are restored automatically when you complete your sentence. More information on restoring your rights can be found here: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
not currently be judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote"
not claim the right to vote in more than one place
Register to vote online in Iowa
Iowa voters must include their Iowa driver's license number or state ID number and the last 5 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.
Box 6 - ID Number: Your ID number is your Iowa driver's license number (or Iowa non-driver identification number) if you have one, if not then the last four digits of your social security number.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: You may register with a party in advance if you want to take part in that party’s primary election. You may change or declare a party affiliation at the polls on primary election day.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be received by October 24, 2020