Register to Vote
Who May Register To Vote
Before you can vote in Iowa, you must be registered. To register to vote in Iowa, you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Iowa
- be at least 17 – 1/2 years old
(you must be 18 to vote)
- not have been convicted of a felony
(unless your rights have been restored)
- not currently be judged “incompetent” to vote by a court
- give up your right to vote in any other place
If you do not meet all these qualifications, you should not register to vote.
Am I registered to vote? (Click here to see if you are currently registered to vote.)
Where To Get Registration Forms
Voter registration forms, may be distributed by anyone who wants to register others to vote. Forms are available from many sources, including:
- Office of the County Auditor
Pottawattamie County Courthouse
227 S 6th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
- Office of the Iowa Secretary of State: in person, by mail, or online
- Public libraries
- Political party offices
Online Registration forms to print off and fillout.
If You Move
If you move within Pottawattamie county where you are registered to vote, you may change your address before the close of registration:
- By notifying the county auditor in writing. Include your full name as it appears on the voter registration records, your old and new addresses, and your signature. If more than one person is submitting a change, each person must sign the notice.
- By completing a new registration form.
- By making the change in person at the county auditor’s office or other registration sites.
For more information on voting check out the Secretary of State’s website: