about this state

Iowa! You're too nice to admit this but you are the election trend-setter! You're like the Anna Wintour of democracy! Well, take those big sunglasses off, Anna, because we’ve got some work to do. The election is just around the corner and you need to be as prepared as one can be! Iowa will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 7, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's everything you need to know so you can set the best trend - voting - for all of us! (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

May 23

Primary Election Registration Deadline

May 23

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 18 – Jun 6

Primary Early Voting

Jun 7

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Iowa Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/register

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Sort of. You must be a registered member of a party to vote in its primary. BUT, you can change your party affiliation at the polls on primary election day and vote in the primary of that party.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by May 23rd. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by June 7th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can request your absentee ballot here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, early voting dates are from May 18th to June 6th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, you do. An Iowa driver's license, non-operator ID, a U.S. passport, military ID, or veteran's ID will work. If you don't have any of those, don't worry: Iowa will send you a free Voter ID card after you register to vote. All you need to do is sign it and bring it with you on November 3. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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what's new in iowa voting since 2020

It can be hard to keep up with all of the changes in election laws these days, but don't worry. We'll help you make sure your voice is heard in this election. Pay close attention to the new deadlines, as they have changed since 2020. The early voting period now begins 20 days before election day, rather than 29. Additionally, the voter registration deadline AND the absentee ballot application deadline are now 15 days before an election, up from 10. Be sure to double check drop box locations, as they have likely changed since 2020. In good news, online absentee ballot tracking is now available to all Iowans.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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