You must sign the form before mailing. Send the completed form to:

Election Office
720 Central Avenue
PO BOX 5001
Dubuque, IA 52004-5001


WARNING: If you sign and submit a form and you know the information is not true, you may be convicted of perjury and fined up to $7,500 and/or jailed for up to 5 years.


How you can become a registered voter:

  • By Mail
  • In Person
  • With the Department of Transportation Office
  • With a State Public Service Agency

In the State of Iowa, you must be a registered voter before you can vote.  There is no residency requirement for registering to vote.

The voter pre-registration deadline is 10 days before general and 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 our polling place on Election Day.

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 identity and proof of residency that is current within 45 days.  Attesters who vouch for persons registering and voting on Election Day must show an ID to verify they live in the precinct where the new voter is casting a ballot.

You may register at 17, and a 17 year old may vote at a Primary Election if he or she will be 18 before the corresponding regular election. For all other elections, you must be 18 years old before or on Election Day to vote. For all elections, you must be a resident of Iowa and a United States citizen in order to vote.

You must be registered to vote in the county where you live. Registrations are not transferable from county to county.

Send your registration or change of address to:
Election Office
720 Central Avenue
PO BOX 5001
Dubuque, IA 52004-5001

You may also register in person at the Election Office. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Residents may also register in person at driver’s license stations, public assistance agencies, state offices serving people with disabilities, and with some city clerks and school board secretaries.

You will receive a voter registration card within two weeks after your registration is received. The card will list your polling place for the precinct in which you are registered. If you do not receive a registration card, contact the Election Office to confirm that they received your registration.

Making Changes to Your Voter Registration

Voter registration is permanent; however, you will need to update your registration for changes of name, address, or other information. You may use the same form found at the link above.

You may change your address at the polls on Election Day if you are already registered to vote in Dubuque County.  You must go to your new polling place to change your address on Election Day.  You will need to provide proof of residence as well as identification.

Filing the change of address by the deadline for pre-registration will prevent delays at the polls.

To determine where your new polling place is call the Election Office (563.589.4457) or click here.

 Political Party Affiliation

You may register with or without a party affiliation. If you wish to vote in the June Primary election, you must declare a party.  Currently, there are now 2 recognized parties in the state: Democratic and Republican parties.   Iowa has closed Primaries in which the voter must declare their party affiliation on or before Election Day and will be given only that party’s ballot.

Losing Your Voting Rights

A person who has been convicted of a felony or convicted of an offense classified as a felony under federal law will be disqualified from registering to vote and from voting.

Please contact the Governor’s Office at 515.281.6611 for more information.