Register with ID

Have an Iowa driver's license? Update your voter registration online through the Iowa DOT.

Don't have an Iowa driver's license? Download the Iowa official voter registration form. Turn your form into the your county auditor's office.

Commonly asked questions

If you are 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to vote in local, state and federal elections.

College students have the right to vote in their hometown or college town, but not both. Registering in Iowa City means you can vote in all elections at the polling location corresponding to your on- or off-campus address. Registering at home means you would vote in your hometown's elections, either in person or through the mail via absentee ballot. To help make your decision, follow this link to learn if the election is more competitive in Iowa City or in your hometown.

Voting outside of the Hawkeye state? We recommend using TurboVote to find accurate and up-to-date information.

Us Vote.Org to check your voter registration status in 30 seconds! For those registered in Iowa, check your voter registration status through the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

Become a voting ambassador for the 2024 presidential election! Voting ambassadors will commit approximately 1-2 hours weekly from mid-September to mid-November.

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The 90% Challenge

Hawk the Vote's campus-wide campaign to encourage student organizations to become more civically engaged in all elections.

Visit our 90% Challenge page for more info!




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