Register to Vote

Visit this link to register to vote.

If you would like to fill out a physical voter registration form, you may contact dsl-hawkthevote@uiowa.edu or visit 145 Iowa Memorial Union, The Community Space.

Am I eligible to vote?

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

Do I need to be registered before Election Day? 

In Iowa, you can register to vote on Election Day, but in some states you must be registered beforehand. Check out this resource for a state-by-state guide to voter registration deadlines. 

In Iowa, you can register to vote on Election Day. At your polling place, you will need to provide proof of ID and residence

How do I know if I'm registered to vote?

Check out this handy tool to see if you're registered to vote, and where you're registered! 

Should I register to vote in Iowa City or in my hometown?

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 local, state, and federal elections at the polling location which corresponds to your on- or off-campus address, while registering at home means you would vote in your hometown's elections, either in person or through the mail via absentee ballot.