Registered voters who have a valid Iowa driver's license or Iowa non-operator ID are not issued a voter confirmation card with a PIN. These voters may request a PIN card by contacting the Auditor's Office.
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If you do not have an Iowa driver's license/non-operator ID, the voter confirmation card also includes a voter ID that includes a barcode and four-digit personal identification number (PIN). When you register to vote or update your voter registration, the Auditor's Office prints out and mails you a voter confirmation card. You will also receive a new card if your polling place changes permanently. If you need to update your registration information, please submit a new voter registration form. Changes to your voter registration record cannot be made via phone or email. If you do not receive a card within two weeks of your registration, please contact our office at (515) 382-7210.
Yes, IF you do not have an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID. No, if you do have an Iowa driver’s license/non-operator ID that is unexpired or within 90 days past the expiration date. You will use your Iowa DL/ID as your identification to vote. The voter confirmation cards issued to registered voters lacking an Iowa driver’s license/non-operator ID include a Voter ID Card. Voter ID cards must be signed before you enter your polling place. The Voter ID Card also includes a scannable barcode and a four-digit PIN. This PIN is required on any request for an absentee ballot. Other acceptable forms of identification (must be current, valid and contain an expiration date): - Out-of-state driver’s license/non-operator identification card - US passport - US military or veteran’s ID - ID card issued by an employer - Student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college NOTE: Older versions of the Iowa State University ID cards do not have an expiration date and therefore are not valid for this purpose.
The Voter ID PIN is a four-digit number, randomly assigned to each voter. The PIN only prints on the voter confirmation cards sent to those registered voters who do not have either an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID. For voters without an Iowa driver’s license/non-operator ID, the PIN is required information on any absentee ballot request submitted by the voter. Any registered voter may request a PIN card, but only voters lacking an Iowa DL or non-operator ID card will be automatically sent a PIN card. State law prohibits County Auditors from mailing PIN cards to registered voters without request.
You cannot request a card on behalf of someone else. Our office normally processes cards every business day.
One of five (5) designations will appear on your voter confirmation card in the party area (upper left corner under date of birth): No Party, Democrat, Republican, Iowa Green, or Libertarian
NOTE: The Libertarian Party and the Iowa Green Party are legally termed a "political organizations" and do not hold a primaries. Only the Democratic and Republican parties have party status in Iowa.
One is your polling place for federal elections, and one is your polling place for the regular city-school elections. These may be the same or they may be different. For any election, always check the polling place list for that particular election as temporary polling locations may be in use.