Primary – Tuesday, June 5th
General – Tuesday, November 6th
We have passed the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary.
Your ballot must be postmarked by Monday, June 4 and received by the auditor within a week in order to be counted.
If you have questions about your ballot, contact your local county auditor.
You can vote early in person at your county’s auditor’s office during regular business hours from May 7th-June 4th and on the Saturday before the primary (June 2nd). Find your auditor’s hours, location, and contact info here.
We have passed the deadline to pre-register for the primary, but you can still register to vote on Election Day. Find out what you will need to bring with you here.
If you or a family member need special assistance to vote, you have the right to an accessible voting location, accessible voting equipment and to receive assistance in casting your ballot.
You can find more information on ways you or a family member that needs assistance can vote here.
Check out this video explaining what is needed under the new Voter ID law.
Beginning January 1, 2018 voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. Anyone who does not have the necessary ID will be asked to sign an oath* verifying their identity, and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.
Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show their ID at the polls before they vote. Voters without the necessary ID will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (Monday after election day for Primary and General Elections).
Necessary ID includes:
**If you are a registered voter without a state-issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID, you will be receiving your new Voter ID card in the mail. Once you receive your Voter ID Card, you should sign it and put it in your purse or wallet; you will need to take it with you to vote.
If you lose or do not receive your Voter ID card, you may request a replacement from your county auditor.