To Vote in Iowa You Must Be Registered to Vote
To qualify to vote you must
- a U.S. citizen,
- an Iowa resident, and
- at least 17 1/2 years old (must be 18 years old by election day)
- be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored),
- be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court, or
- claim the right to vote in another place
Register to Vote
To see if you are registered to vote at your current address, you can check your status here.
If you need to register to vote before an election, change your party affiliation, or have moved, you have several options:
- Register online with the Iowa Secretary of State
- Complete a voter registration form and turn into the Warren County Auditor's office
- Regular voter registration form
- Large print voter registration form (to be printed on 9x14 paper)
College Student Voters
College students may choose to register to vote at their home address or at their college address. They cannot register to vote at both. If they choose their home address, they will need to register to vote with their County Auditor. If they choose their college address, they will need to register to vote with the County Auditor's office of the county where the college resides.
Restoration of Voting Rights for Convicted Felons
In Iowa, a person’s voter registration is cancelled if the person is convicted of a felony. Voting rights may be restored by application to the Governor's Office.