Register or Update Voter Registration

In Iowa, you can register to vote or update your registration in four basic ways:

  1. Through the Iowa Department of Transportation when obtaining an Iowa driver license or nondriver ID
  2. Through the mail
  3. In person at the Auditor's Office
  4. Online through the Iowa Department of Transportation website.

Download a voter registration form

Click here for the Federal Voter Registration Forms in additional languages.


In Linn County, the pre-registration deadline is 15 days before all elections. After that date, anyone wishing to vote, either absentee or at the polls, must go through the Election Day Registration process. 

More information about Election Day Registration.

Confirmation Card

A confirmation card (voter ID card) will be mailed to the address provided on your registration form. This card serves to inform you that your registration has been processed and confirms to us that your address is valid. If your voter ID card is returned to us by the Post Office as undeliverable, your will be required to provide documentation proving your address when voting.

Military & Overseas Civilians

Review information specific to voters in the military and civilians living overseas.

Cancelling Your Voter Registration 

Please fill out and return the Voter Registration Cancellation Form and return it to our office