Iowa Voter Guides & Resources

Important Voting Deadlines

Next Election (General) — November 8th, 2022

Early Voting — October 19th – November 7th, 2022

Last Day to Register — October 24th, 2022

Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot — November 8th, 2022

Absentee Requirement

All registered voters in Iowa are eligible to vote absentee.

Registration Deadlines & Requirements

Iowa Registration Deadline

In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.

By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Online: 29 days before Election Day.

Iowa Registration Requirements

To register in Iowa you must:

• be a citizen of the United States

• be a resident of Iowa

• be at least 17‑1/2 years old (you must be 18 to vote)

• not have been convicted of a felony (or have had your rights restored)

• not currently be judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote,” and not claim the right to vote in more than one place

• give up your right to vote in any other place

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