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Students have the option of registering to vote in their hometowns or in their college towns. The decision of where to register will determine which candidates and issues will appear on your ballot. You can only register in one location.
In Iowa you may also register to vote when you apply for or renew a driver’s license. You may also register at the polls on Election Day provided you show proof of identity and residence.
For more information, including an online copy of the registration form, please visit the Voter Registration Page.
If you want your election materials mailed to your address in Black Hawk County, please do not provide an alternate mailing address.
If you are already registered in Black Hawk County, go to the polling place for your current address (not the old one). Find your polling place by clicking here. Tell the polling place officials that you have moved within the county. They will check your registration status and have you fill out a change of address. Then you may vote in the normal manner.
In Iowa, voter registration is maintained at the county level. If you are currently registered in another Iowa county, you are considered a new registrant in Black Hawk County and must complete a voter registration form to transfer your registration. If, on Election Day, you go to the polls to vote and are not registered in Black Hawk County, you can follow Election Day Registration procedures (proof of identity and address are necessary) to become eligible to cast a ballot. View the
Yes. The most common form of identification is the Iowa driver's license. Registration acknowledgement cards are provided for reference purposes and to allow you the opportunity to correct any errors with your registration. It is not a form of identification. However, the Voter Identification Card with a four-digit PIN issued to those without driver’s licenses is a valid form of identification. All forms must be current, valid and contain an expiration date. Here is the list of acceptable forms of photo ID in Iowa: - ID card issued by an employer - Iowa driver’s license - Non-driver identification card - Out-of-state driver’s license - Student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college - US military or Veteran's ID.