News from the Secretary of State
Voter ID now required at polling places
January 10, 2019
DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that Voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place. A voter without one of the approved forms of identification may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may cast a provisional ballot.
The 2018 primary and general elections provided voters and election officials with a “soft rollout” of the Voter ID law, allowing everyone a full election cycle to become accustomed to the new requirements. The full provisions of the Election Modernization and Integrity Act f...