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Plan your midterm vote

You have 89 days left to register to vote. There are 89 days until the election.

Key Dates
  • Oct. 19
    First day to vote early in person
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to register by mail
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to register online
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to request a mail-in ballot
  • Nov. 07
    Last day to vote early in person
  • Nov. 08
    Deadline to register in person
  • Nov. 08
    Deadline to mail ballot by
  • Nov. 08
    Election Day
Key Info
  • There are major rule changes in Iowa since 2020. See the changes.
  • You can vote by mail without an excuse
  • You can vote in person before Election Day as an in-person absentee only
  • Yes. ID is required. Voters who do not present valid ID are allowed to cast a provisional ballot, but must provide valid ID to their county election office at a later date in order for their ballot to be counted. Valid forms of ID are listed here

Key midterm contests in Iowa

Primary winners and advancing candidates for the Iowa primary election below were selected on June 7, 2022.

How Iowa voted in past presidential elections

2020 Presidential Results
  • R
    Donald
    TrumpWinner
    53.1%
  • D
    Joe
    Biden
    44.9%
2020 Exit Polls

Summary of 2020 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats39%Men: republicans58%
Women
Women: Democrats51%Women: republicans48%
White
White: Democrats43%White: republicans55%
Black
Black: Democrats76%Black: republicans22%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats67%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans31%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats52%College Graduate: republicans45%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats41%No College Degree: republicans58%
2016 Presidential Results
  • R
    Donald
    TrumpWinner
    51.7%
  • D
    Hillary
    Clinton
    42.2%
2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats33%Men: republicans61%
Women
Women: Democrats51%Women: republicans44%
White
White: Democrats40%White: republicans54%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats63%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans26%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats40%College Graduate: republicans53%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats40%No College Degree: republicans54%