You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period (in-person absentee registration) at your county’s auditor’s office, or at your local polling place on Election Day. You must show an acceptable ID and proof of residence which are partly different from regular in-person voting.
Acceptable ID can be shown by:
- A current Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID with your home address printed on it, or
- any other photo ID that is current and contains an expiration date, including out-of-state driver’s license or non-operator ID, U.S. passport, U.S. military or veteran ID, ID card issued by employer, student ID issued by Iowa high school or college, or tribal ID card/document.
Proof of residence, necessary only if your acceptable ID does not contain your home address, can be shown by:
- Residential lease
- Utility bill (including a cell phone bill)
- Bank statement
- Government check or other government document
- Property tax statement.