You can now register to vote or update your voter registration online through the Iowa DOT if you have an Iowa Driver's License or state-issued non-operator's identification.
Download a voter registration form to complete and return to the Des Moines County Auditor, P.O. Box 784, Burlington, Iowa 52601.
Visit the Iowa Secretary of State's website to verify that you are registered to vote and that your information is current.
You may register and vote on election day. To do so, you first must go to the correct polling place for your current address on election day.
If you are unsure of your polling place, Find Your Precinct/Polling Place.
At the polling place, you must prove both who you are and where you live. The best way to do this is with your valid Iowa driver’s license with your current address printed on it.
If you do not have an Iowa driver’s license, you may use a photo ID that is current, valid, and contain an expiration date. The following are acceptable IDs:
If your photo ID does not contain your current address, you may use another document to prove where you live if it contains your name and current address. The following are acceptable proofs of residence:
If you cannot prove who you are and where you live with the documents listed above, a registered voter from your precinct may attest for you. Both you and the attester will be required to sign an oath swearing the statements being made are true. Attesters must provide proper identification for themselves in order to attest to another voter’s identification.
Falsely attesting or being attested for is registration fraud. It is a class “D” felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $7,500 and up to 5 years in prison.
For information regarding restoration of citizenship/voting rights (e.g., for those with previous felony convictions), please visit the Governor's Office website.