Now is the time to update your voter registration, or register to vote before the 2020 election. Your voice matters on the local and national level.

Before, November 3, it is important to make sure that you are ready to vote by registering, updating your registration, and making your voting plan. 

Questions to consider:

Are you voting early, absentee, or planning to vote in-person on November 3?

Where is your polling location, and how will you get there?

Voting Resources and Forms

Register to vote using this form from the Iowa Secretary of State or register online at Iowa Department of Transportation

Update your Voter Registration with the Iowa Department of Transportation

Check your voter registration status on


Voter Registration Deadlines

Online: Oct. 24

By mail: Received by Oct. 24

In-person: Oct. 24 by 5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Request: Oct. 24 by 5:00 p.m.

Return by mail: Received by your county by Nov. 3

Return in person: Nov. 3 before the polls close

Early Voting Dates

Oct. 5 – Nov. 2: Dates and hours may vary based on where you live

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