Where you vote is determined by where you live and you must vote in the precinct to which you are assigned for your ballot to be counted. To find your polling place please visit the Polling Places page on this website.


Starting in 2019, voters must provide an ID when going to vote. Voters who do not have ID will be allowed to either cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification. There are 6 approved types of identification that may be used:

  • an Iowa Driver’s License or Non-Operator ID
  • a Voter ID issued by the Secretary of State or the Auditor’s Office
  • a current US Passport
  • a US Military ID
  • a US Veteran’s ID
  • a Tribal ID


Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator’s ID were issued a voter ID card. Voter ID cards must be signed before going to the polls. The new voter ID card will contain a PIN number that will be used for voting purposes. If you should have a voter ID card and do not, please contact our office to have one sent to you.


Depends on the election.
 In primary elections you can only vote for candidates from the party to which you belong. In general elections you are free to vote for anyone you like, regardless of their party affiliation.

No. If you have already retuned your absentee ballot to the Auditor’s office you may not request a new ballot if you have changed your mind on who you wish to vote for.

No. You can vote for as much or as little as you would like; it’s all up to you!

No. If you have already retuned your absentee ballot to the Auditor’s office you may not request a new ballot if you have changed your mind on who you wish to vote for.


No.
 You can vote for as much or as little as you would like; it’s all up to you!

Yes. For each race on the ballot a line is provided for you to write-in the name of someone for whom you wish to vote for.

Yes. If you make a mistake on an absentee ballot mark your return envelope “Spoiled” and return it to the Auditor’s office either by mail or in person. If you return it by mail contact the Auditor’s office to be sent a new one.

On Election Day if you make a mistake on your ballot, return it to the poll worker to receive a new one. You are allowed up to three ballots so don’t make too many mistakes!