Iowa Election Day Nov 2, 2021 VOTER INFORMATION

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(Des Moines, IA) -- Tuesday November 2, 2021 is Election Day in Iowa. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for in-person voting.

What you need to bring with you to vote in Iowa

Precinct election workers are required to ask voters who are registered in the county to show one of the valid forms of identification:

  • Iowa driver’s license (not expired more than 90 days)
  • Iowa non-operator ID (not expired more than 90 days)
  • U.S. passport (not expired)
  • U.S. military ID or veteran ID (not expired)
  • Iowa Voter Identification Card (must be signed)
  • Tribal ID card/document (must be signed, with photo, not expired)
  • An Iowa Voter Identification Card is provided automatically by the county auditor to each voter who does not have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. Voters can request an Iowa Voter ID Card by contacting their County Auditor’s office.

A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents.

Where to vote

Check your voting location and address address here

Absentee ballot return deadline is Election Day at 8 p.m.

The deadline to return absentee ballots is 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots may be returned by mail, or hand-delivered to the County Auditor’s Office by the voter, a household member, an immediate family member or a delivery agent. All domestic ballots must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Iowa law no longer allows for counting late-arriving ballots if postmarked before Election Day.

Track your absentee ballot here.

For more information on voting in Iowa click here for the Iowa Secretary of State website.

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