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Hi Iowa, if you want to vote in the  2022 midterm elections there are three   steps you need to take.

Register, make  your plan, and of course, vote.   Let's start with getting registered. If you  have an Iowa ID or driver's license, you can   register online.

If not, you’ll need to print out  an application form and mail it in. Links to both   are at But either way you  register, you need to do it by October 24th.   If you miss that deadline though, don’t worry.  You can still register in person at your country   recorder’s office or at your polling place  all the way through election day.   Then it’s time to make your plan  for how you’re going to vote.   If you’re going to be out of town on election  day or just want to vote early from the comfort   of your own couch, you can request that  your ballot be mailed to you.

You have   until October 24th to request an absentee  ballot, but the sooner you ask for one,   the sooner you can get it, fill it out, and mail  it back so that it gets to your County Recorder’s   office no later than November 8th. You can also vote in person early from October   19th through November 7th at your county  auditor’s office. You can find all those   locations and their hours at this link.

Or you can vote on election day on November 8th.   You can look up where you’ll vote at that same  link, and polls are open from 7am to 8pm   You’ll also need to bring a Photo ID  with your current address on it with   you. An Iowa drivers license, state ID,  passport, military or tribal ID all work.   If you don’t have one of these, you can request  a free voter ID card when you register.   So once you have your plan for how you’re  going to vote, where you need to go,   what time you’re going to vote, and what ID you’re  going to bring, you just need to follow the plan,   and go vote on or before November 8th. If you want to know everything that you can vote   for ahead of time, you can find a sample ballot at so you have time to research   candidates and make your decisions.

You don’t have  to vote for everything for your ballot to count,   but this is your best chance to choose who  gets to make decisions about your life:   all the way from congress to your  city council or school board.   We’ve put all the links for  everything you need to register,   vote early, find your polling  place, and locate your sample ballot   at Thank you for voting!