Be #VoterReady for the Iowa June 5th primary elections. A voting Iowan is an Iowan empowered to influence and create change at the federal, state, and local level, and casting your ballot is as easy as registering, providing proof of identification, and voting.
The first step is registering to vote. You can do this online, through the mail, or at the polls on Election Day.
Second, bring a valid form of identification to the polls.
The last step is just as easy–cast your ballot!
Beginning in 2018, precinct officials will ask pre-registered voters to provide one of the following valid forms of identification:
-Iowa driver’s license
-Iowa non-operator ID card
-U.S. military ID
-U.S. veteran ID
-Iowa Voter ID PIN card
The Iowa Voter ID PIN card is new in 2018, and is provided automatically by the county auditor to each voter who does not have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. If you have a question about the Iowa Voter Identification Card, contact your county auditor.
During 2018, a voter who is pre-registered in his or her precinct and who does not have a valid form of identification may sign an Oath of Identification to prove identity.
Absentee voting begins for UOCAVA voters who will be outside the continental United States.
First day for family members of UOCAVA voters to submit proxy absentee ballot request forms.
Satellite voting petition deadline. The petition requesting a satellite absentee voting station must be filed no later than 5 pm.
First day of absentee voting – ballots may be mailed or voted in the county auditor’s office.
Voter pre-registration deadline. This applies to registration in person, by mail and online.
Last day to request and cote an absentee ballot in person at the auditor’s office.
General Election Day! Polls are open from 7am until 9pm.
The purpose of the primary elections is for the political parties to nominate candidates for the November general election. Voting in a primary election is an opportunity to effectively influence that outcome. By researching candidates and issues at this early stage, voters can better assure their opinions are represented in the November general election.