Voter Registration

In the state of Iowa, you must be a registered voter before you can vote. You may:

·         Pre-register to vote

·         Register to vote on Election Day

·         Electronic voter registration process


Am I Registered to Vote?

·         Check Voter Registration


Voter Registration Form:

·         Download Voter Registration Form



The voter pre-registration deadline is 10 days before general and primary elections, 11 days before all other elections. When you pre-register, your name will appear on the election register so that you will be able to sign in and vote quickly when you arrive at your polling place on Election Day.

·         Print the above registration form

·         Complete, sign and date

·         Place in an envelope and mail to the following address:

      Montgomery County Auditor
Attn: Election Clerk
PO Box 469
Red Oak, IA  51566

·         After registering to vote, you should receive a Montgomery County Voter Identification Card.


Election Day Registration:

You may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently live. If you register to vote on Election Day, you will be required to show proof of residency and identity.

·         Find information about Election Day Registration.


**NEW** Iowa Electronic Voter Registration:

The electronic voter registration process is built on the Iowa DOT’s on-line services portal:

·         Applicants must hold a valid Iowa driver’s license or DOT-issued ID.

·         Applicants consent to using their signatures that are on file with the DOT

·         DOT system verifies citizenship and age of the applicant

·         Eligible applicants enter first and last name, date of birth, the last five digits of social security number, driver’s license or ID card number, and the document identifier from the DL card

·         Citizens without a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID and are eligible to vote can use one of five other methods to register, including Election Day registration.


Where to find the electronic system:

·         Iowa Motor Vehicle Division Website