How to Vote

Disability Rights Iowa wants to ensure that each and every Iowan can be represented in our democratic process. Voting is easy, and laws are in place to make sure poll places and the voting process is accessible.


In order to cast your ballot, you must first be registered to vote in Iowa. You can do this before election day online or by mail, or you can register to vote at your polling place on election day. Be sure to bring a proper form of identification and proof of address.


Before visiting your polling place on election day, you can take a few steps to ensure your experience goes smoothly. Starting in 2019, all voters will be required to present identification before casting a ballot at the polls. Bring your ID with you, and if you need assistance marking your ballot or with transportation, be sure to make arrangements ahead of time.

Cast Your Vote

After registering and arriving at the polls with correct identification, you are ready to cast your ballot! Every polling place should be accessible, and an accessible machine should be set up and ready to go to cast your vote.

What To Do If Your Polling Place Is Inaccessible

Polling location accessibility is required in Iowa. If your polling place is inaccessible, or an accessible voting machine is not available to you, call the Iowa Secretary of State’s Election Day hotline at 1-888-767-8683 (1-888-SOS-VOTE).

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