Register to Vote
ARE YOU REGISTERED?
As a student at the University of Iowa, you can either register to vote in Iowa City or in your hometown. Here is a quick FAQ to answer all your voter registration questions!
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.
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?
- That is entirely up to you -- registering in Iowa City allows you to vote in local city council and school board elections, and participate on campus in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Registering at home will mean voting in your own local elections, either in person or through the mail via absentee ballot.
If you wish to vote in Iowa and are from out of state, you will need to register in person. If you are from the state of Iowa and wish to update your registration to your current address in Iowa City, you may do so online OR in person.
Need a form? Download here or register online with the link below!
*To register online, you must have a valid Iowa drivers license*
Prior to Election Day Online
The deadline to register to vote for the 2020 general election is Saturday, October 24th, 2020. If you wish to register in the state of Iowa and have an IOWA Driver's License or IOWA Non-Operator ID:
Click here to register online now. If you wish to register online or through the mail in a state other than Iowa:
scroll to the bottom of the page on this website for state-specific guidelines.
Prior to Election Day In Person
The deadline to register to vote for the 2020 general election is Saturday, October 24th, 2020. You can register to vote in person at the following locations
Iowa Memorial Union, Welcome Desk, during regular office hours
Residence Hall front desks, during regular office hours
Auditor’s Office: You can register at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office Monday-Friday during regular business hours. You may also download and print a form here and return it to the Welcome Desk at the Iowa Memorial Union, or the Johnson County Auditor's Office.
On Election Day
In Iowa, you can register to vote on Election Day. At your polling place, you will need to provide proof of ID and residence
Proof of ID (Iowa driver's license, Out-of-state driver's license Iowa non-operator ID, passport, military ID)
Proof of Residence (Residential Lease, Utility Bill, Bank Statement)