Voter Registration

You will need to register whenever you move, change your name, or change your political affiliation.

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To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Iowa resident and
  • At least 17 years old. You must be 18 to vote in most elections. Beginning in 2019, if you will be 18 by the date of a general election, you may vote in the preceding primary election.

The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. 15 days before Election Day. You can still make changes within the county after the deadline. You can also register after the deadline using the Election Day registration procedure.

There are several ways to register or change your voter registration:

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(You must have a valid IOWA driver's license or non-driver ID to register online. Voters who do not have an Iowa license or ID must complete a paper form instead.)

Electronic Voter Registration

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  • Print a voter registration form and return it by mail or in person to our office.
  • If you can't print a form, call our office at 319-356-6004 and we will mail you one.

    (Be sure to complete all required sections of the registration. If you live in an apartment, fill in the apartment number. Voter registrations sent in by paper must contain ORIGINAL SIGNATURE and cannot be faxed or e-mailed.)

    Registrations can be sent to:

    913 S. DUBUQUE ST SUITE 101
    IOWA CITY, IA 52240

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Green Button Register in Person

You can register at Auditor's Office during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Green Button Election Day Registration

It is easier to vote if you register in advance. However, it is still possible to register on Election Day or after the pre-registration deadline (15 days before Election Day) using the Election Day Registration procedure. This requires ID and proof of address.

More on Election Day Registration

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Elections Office
Phone: 319-356-6004

Elections Deputy
Bogdana Velterean

Johnson County Auditor’s Office
Administration Building
913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone: 319-356-6004
Fax: 319-356-6086

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bus Route
(Lakeside or Broadway bus routes)

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