Get the information you need
As a college student, this upcoming election is likely your first opportunity to vote. Your vote matters, which is why we encourage you to educate yourself on the candidates and issues. You have the power to elect the next leaders of our local communities, state and nation.
Use the resources below to navigate the voter registration process, stay up-to-date on deadlines and find your polling place.
VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCES
To register to vote in Iowa, you must be: a U.S. citizen, an Iowa Resident, and at least 17 ½ years old (must be 18 years old by election day). As a college student, you have the option of registering to vote in your hometown or where you currently live, but you cannot register in both locations.
To start, check to see if you’ve already registered to vote.
If you’re not pre-registered, review the Iowa Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page for step-by-step instructions. There you can access the voter registration online and printed forms, as well as information on how to update your registration, if needed.
WHEN IT’S TIME TO VOTE
Review the Election Calendars for important deadlines. As election day approaches, make sure you find your precinct or polling place or, if you choose, vote via absentee ballot. You can learn more about absentee voting here.
SATELLITE VOTING ON CAMPUS
Satellite Voting will be available on campus during the following times:
Thurs., Oct. 18 from 10 am to 4 pm on the 2nd Floor of Iowa Hall on main campus
Tues., Oct. 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Iowa City Campus
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Explore the Iowa Secretary of State’s Voting as a college student page.