You must be registered to vote in any election in Iowa.

Register to Vote

Download a voter registration form, or register to vote online. We’ve put together a specific page of information for Military and Overseas Voters.

Registering: You must be registered to vote in any election in Iowa. You may register to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Iowa
  • You are at least 17 1/2 years of age (must be 18 years old by election day to vote) or older

You must provide the following information:

  • Iowa Driver’s License # or last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your full name
  • Your residence address
  • Your date of birth
  • Your name and address as given on your last registration (if applicable)

You may decline to give the following information:

  • Your political party preference
  • Your telephone number

You cannot:

  • Be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored)
  • Be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  • Claim the right to vote in any other place

WARNING: You can be convicted and fined up to $7,500.00 and/or jailed for up to five years for false information.

Voter ID

As of January 1, 2008, you may register at your precinct on Election Day. Be sure to bring along a photo ID with an expiration date stating your current address. If your photo ID does not have your current address please contact the Auditor’s Office at 641-623-5443 for additional requirements.


  • 10 Days before Primary and General Elections which will be a Saturday. The Election Department will be open from 8am to 5pm on those Saturdays.
  • 11 Days before all other Elections, which will be a Friday.

For information on upcoming election dates, see our Election Calendar.

The Election Department will be open normal weekday hours from 8am to 4pm

Where to register: Poweshiek County Auditor’s Office, Courthouse, 302 E Main Street, Montezuma, IA 50171

Questions: Direct questions to the Election Department at 641-623-5443.