Whether you’ve called Des Moines home for years or just arrived, make sure you are registered to vote. Having your voice heard is a fundamental right and a powerful force for change. Make your vote
Embrace your power first-time voters! Register today and be an active part of shaping our collective future!
You may register and vote on election day in Iowa.
Voting in-person on Election Day? Check your polling location and make a plan to vote.
Iowa voters are required to show an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID or veteran’s ID, tribal ID/document or Iowa voter ID card at the polls before voting.
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time on 11/7/23.
Make your voting plan today by marking your calendar, locating your precinct, and inviting a friend to join—let’s make democracy a team effort!
Beginning on October 18th, you can vote in-person at the Polk County Auditor’s office during business hours, Monday – Friday.
Early voting for the November 7, 2023 election begins October 18 and ends November 6.
Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot. This is a convenient and secure way to make sure you’re able to make your voice heard. You can request an absentee ballot today from the Polk County Auditor.