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Not sure if you're registered already: Check your Iowa voter registration status here.

Voter Registration Deadlines: Saturday Oct. 27 to register online or by mail, or you can register to vote the day of the election

How to register: 

  • If you have an Iowa Driver's License, you can register online.
  • If you live in Iowa, including on campus, but don't have an Iowa Driver's License, you can fill out this form, and mail it to the County Auditor's office. Address for the Dubuque Co. office is: Election Office, 720 Central Ave, PO BOX 5001, Dubuque, IA 52004-5001. If you live in another county, check this page to find the correct address.
  • You can also register to vote at any Student Government Association event. Just ask your SGA rep for more details.

 

Not sure if you're registered already: Check your Wisconsin registration here.

Voter Registration Deadlines: Wednesday Oct. 17 to register online or by mail, or you can register to vote the day of the election

How to register: 

  • If you have a Wisconsin Driver's License or State ID, you can register online.
  • If you live in Wisconsin but don't have an Wisconsin Driver's License, you can fill out the registration form online and then mail it to your local municipal clerk with your proof of residency document.

Don't live on campus but want to vote in person on Nov. 6? Here's how to find your Polling Place for Dubuque County residents. Use this map and enter your street address.

Where and how to vote!

You do NOT need ID to vote in 2018.  You will be asked for a photo ID when voting in 2018, however you may sign an oath affirming your identify and cast a regular ballot.

Each voting booth will have instructions on how to mark your ballot.

Marking OvalFor most elections in Iowa, you will vote on a paper ballot with ovals. To mark your choice, fill in the oval completely next to your choice. To vote for a write-in candidate, write the candidate's name on the write-in line and fill in the oval completely next to the write-in candidate's name.

Once you have marked your ballot, the ballot will be inserted into an optical scan voting machine which scans your ballot and tallies the results.

You do not need to vote in every race, or for every position. You may choose which races you want to vote for on your ballot. The races and public measures you choose to vote on will be counted and the races and public measures you do not vote on will not be counted.

*information from the Election Day FAQ page of the Iowa Secretary of State webpage

Any other questions? Check out the Elections page of Dubuque County's website.

Polling Place Map & Sample Ballots

You can obtain a sample ballot for the election. Click here to look at your sample ballot. You will need to know your precinct. Your precinct should be on your voter registration card. If you live on campus in the dorms, you are in precinct 10. This is your sample ballot.

Not sure of your precinct? Check out this map to find yours When you search for your address, your precinct number will be located next to your polling location.

Resources to learn about candidates and issues on your ballot