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.
You can register to vote online or download a registration form. Not sure if you’re registered? You can double check.
Beginning January 1, 2018, voters requesting absentee ballots will be required to include their driver’s license/non-driver’s ID numbers on their request form. Voters receiving the Voter ID Card will be required to include their card’s four-digit PIN number on the absentee ballot request form.
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.