Beginning in 2019, Iowa Law requires voters to present an acceptable form of ID when going to vote.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

  • Current Iowa Driver’s License or Non-Operator’s ID
  • Current U.S. Passport
  • Current U.S. Military ID
  • U.S. Veteran’s ID
  • Tribal ID/Document
  • Voter ID “PIN” Card

When do I need to provide ID?

Identification is required when voting on Election Day and when voting in-person absentee at the Auditor’s Office or at a Satellite Voting location.

Voter ID “PIN” Card

Any registered voter who does not have a valid driver’s license or non-operator’s ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation were issued a Voter ID Card containing a four-digit PIN. To be valid on Election Day the Voter ID card must be signed prior to arriving at the polling place.

If you should have been issued a Voter ID card but do not have one, please contact our office.

Additional Options

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification when going to vote you have several options:

  1. Have Someone Attest to your Identity
  2. Cast a Provisional Ballot

Voters were previously offered the option to sign an additional oath of identification in 2018.  This option is no longer available.

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