Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for Iowa

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Be 18 years old on Election Day

Be a resident of Iowa

Not currently be serving a sentence for a felony

Not have been convicted of felony homicide offenses

Not currently be judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote”

Not claim the right to vote in more than one place

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

Yes. You need to show a photo ID to vote.
Approved forms of ID:
Iowa driver’s license

Iowa non operator’s identification card

U.S. passport

Tribal ID

U.S. military card or veterans identification card

Current and signed voter card


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions