Information on Voting

Voting Resources:

sos.iowa.gov – The Iowa Secretary of State website has information on voting and elections in Iowa.  You can register to vote on-line through this site if you have an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID.  

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/voteapp.pdf – This is the link to download a voter registration form; Return the completed form to your county auditor.

johnsoncountyiowa.gov/auditor/elections – This is the Johnson County Auditor Election website and has information about:

  • upcoming elections, 
  • requesting an absentee ballot if you would like to vote by mail, 
  • satellite voting locations for early in-person voting, 
  • a polling place locator
  • sample ballots.

https://restoreyourvote.iowa.gov/  Determining when you can vote after a felony conviction
youcanvoteiowa.org A website for individuals who have had felony convictions.
A short video on this topic.

SafeAtHome.iowa.gov – Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that provides participants (typically survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, and assault) with a substitute address to protect the participants’ address from appearing in public records.  Participants in this program can use this substitute address for voter registration and absentee voting.

https://www.aclu-ia.org/en/aclu-iowa-voting-rights-publications-0   Materials from ACLU of Iowa focusing on the 2022 election.

Be an Informed Voter: 

www.VOTE411.org – VOTE411 is a League of Women Voters nonpartisan site that offers valuable voting information, including candidate information.

www.VoteSmart.org – Vote Smart is a non-profit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office in the US.

www.FactCheck.org – FactCheck.org is a nonprofit website that describes itself as a “consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics”.

www.PolitiFact.org – PolitiFact is a fact-checking nonprofit website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

Access:

ID is required to vote in Iowa.  Acceptable forms of valid ID include the following:

  • Iowa Driver’s License
  • Iowa Non-Operator’s ID
  • Signed Voter ID Card (with your 4-digit PIN on it)
  • US Passport
  • US Military ID or Veteran’s ID
  • Tribal ID/Document

A voter without one of these listed forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct, or they may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents (such as an out-of-state driver’s license or other photo ID and proof of residence).  Proof of residence can be a lease or dorm contract, bank statement, utility bill, etc. – either paper or electronic.  Voters without the necessary ID or an attester will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (Monday after election day for Primary and General Elections).

Iowa Secretary of State website for Voter ID FAQs:   https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterIDfaq.html

Transportation:

Buses are free on election day

Iowa City Transit  https://www.icgov.org/city-government/departments-and-divisions/transit
Coralville Transit   https://www.coralville.org/166/Bus-Schedules-Route-Maps
Cambus services   https://transportation.uiowa.edu/cambus/routes

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