26% of 18-29 year olds voted in Iowa in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Iowa offers in-person, same day registration until Election Day, November 5, 2024.

Check Registration Status

Check your Iowa voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote in Iowa, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Iowa resident, at least 17 years old at the time of registration (must be 18 to vote), and you cannot be judged mentally incompetent by a court.

  • A person’s voter registration is cancelled if the person is convicted of a felony. See information about voting rights restoration here.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address (you cannot register to vote at both). See more college student specific information here.


The deadline to register to vote in Iowa for the General Election (November 5, 2024) is October 21, 2024 (If registering by mail, the application must be received by this date). Same-day voter registration is allowed.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in Iowa: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • Further voter registration information for Iowa can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 17, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.

Iowa offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 general election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Iowa voters are eligible to vote by mail. Click here to access Iowa’s absentee ballot request form. This form must be returned your county auditor.

  • A written application for a mailed absentee ballot must be received by the voter’s County Auditor no later than 5:00 p.m. 10 days prior to Election Day.
  • Your vote by-mail ballot must be received by your County Auditor by the time the polls close (9pm) on Election Day.
  • Further absentee voting information for Iowa is listed here.

Early Voting

Iowa offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins 20 days prior to Election Day. In-person absentee voting at the auditor’s office on Election Day is not available unless the polls open at noon. If the polls do open at noon, it is possible to cast an absentee ballot on election day from 8 am – 11 am.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-9pm.

  • Must present acceptable forms of photo ID such as the items on the list here.
  • Further Iowa voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 17, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.