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During 2018, registered voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.
Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver's license, non-operator's ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or voter ID card at the polls before they vote. Voters without an ID may cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification.
Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver's license or an non-operator's ID will be issued a voter ID card for free, automatically. Voter ID cards must be signed before going to the polls. Voter ID cards will start being mailed in December 2017.
YES. Beginning January 1, 2018, voters requesting absentee ballots will be required to include their driver's license or non-operator's ID number OR their voter ID card's PIN number on the absentee ballot request form (PDF).