GOP: Majority Leader Chris Hagenow’s Capitol Update

November 7, 2016


Election Day is Upon Us

On Tuesday, voters from all across the country will head to the polls to select the next President of the United States, their representatives in Congress, and several state and local positions. The cornerstone of democracy is informed citizens exercising their right to cast a ballot for who they believe should lead. In this week’s newsletter, I want to provide some information about the voting process that I hope will make it easier for you to exercise your voting rights. Continue reading below to find out what elected positions will be on your ballot, where to find your polling location, and how to register at the polls.

What will be on my ballot?
When voters show up to the polls, they are tasked with choosing candidates for local positions and judicial retentions they may be unsure about. If you’d like to do your research ahead of time to know how you’d like to vote on Election Day, the Polk County Auditor has a candidate list available online that shows all of the candidates who will be on Polk County ballots. Click here to view the list. To find out which State House and State Senate district you reside in, click here.

Where is my Polling Place?
Polls in Iowa open at 7:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM. To find your polling place, you can type in your address on the Secretary of State’s website here. A list of the House District 43 polling locations are listed below:

*To find your precinct, click here.

What if I’m not registered to vote?
Iowa allows for same-day registration. If you aren’t yet registered, but would like to participate, you will need to bring a current ID and proof of residence with you to your polling place.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Iowa driver’s license
  • Iowa non-driver ID card
  • Out-of-state driver’s license or non-driver ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • ID card issued by employer
  • Student ID issued by Iowa high school or college

If your photo ID doesn’t contain your current address, you must also provide additional documentation to prove your residence. Acceptable proofs of residence are:

  • Residential lease
  • Utility bill (including a cell phone bill)
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check or other government document

More information on same-day registration is available here.

Additional Questions?
More information is available on both the Iowa Secretary of State and the Polk County Auditor Websites.


Tags: ,

TCR's Iowa Legislative Updates provides content from the leadership of each party's caucus in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource.

We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email us by clicking here.