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YOUR VOTE: Iowa

by Countable | Updated on 6.11.18

Iowa

It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!


1. KNOW THE DATES

  • Primary Election: Iowa's primary election is on June 5, 2018.
  • General Election: The general election is on November 6, 2018.

2. REGISTER TO VOTE

  • Registration Status: Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
  • Voting Requirements: Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Iowa.
  • Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the primary election is May 25, 2018.
  • General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the general election is October 27, 2018.

3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE


4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS

  • Voter ID Laws: Iowa requires photo identification to vote.
  • Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
  • Don't have valid ID?: In 2018, any voter 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.
  • Voter ID helpline: Call 844-338-8743
  • Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders: Visit Iowa Voter ID FAQs

5. CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT

  • Democratic Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Democratic primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
  • Republican Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Republican primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.

6. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH

  • Phone Number: The Iowa Secretary of State can be reached at (888) 767-8683.
  • Email Address: The office email is sos@sos.iowa.gov.

7. NEED TO REGISTER?

  • Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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