IOWA Voter ID Information

Registered Iowa voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. Those who do not have ID can vote a provisional ballot.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN IOWA

You must show one ID at the polls:
  • Iowa Driver's License
  • Iowa Non-Operator's ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Voter ID Card
If no ID: another registered voter in the precinct may attest to your identity; or you may (1) prove your identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents or (2) cast a provisional ballot and provide ID by the Monday after Election Day.
If your ID does not include your new address, you may provide a separate proof of residence.

 

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Iowa does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

NO! Iowa does not accept student ID.

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