While at Your Polling Place...
- I made a mistake on my ballot. Can I vote again?
Yes. If you made an error while voting, let a poll worker know it. They can assist you in recasting your vote properly.
- Can I ask a poll worker a question about the voting process
if I am confused about how to use the equipment?
Yes. Poll workers can help you at the site. If you can, before the election, contact your county auditor and ask for written instructions on how to use the equipment if you do not know how or feel less than confident in using it.
- Can someone stand in the voting booth with me when I cast
Yes. Your children may accompany you in the voting booth. Additionally, if you need assistance, two poll workers can assist you or anyone of your choosing.
- What if I need assistance voting?
Voters who are blind, cannot read, or because of any other physical ability are unable to mark their own ballots may have the assistance of any other person the voter chooses with the following exception: Federal law prohibits assistance by the voter's employer, employers agent, or an officer or agent of the voter's union.
- How do I get to the polls to vote if I don't have a
way to get there?
Call the political party of your choice. They have volunteers to provide rides.
- If it is physically difficult for me to get into my polling
place, may I vote from my car?
Yes. If you cannot get into the polling place because of a disability, two precinct workers will bring a ballot to your vehicle. They may also help you mark the ballot, but only if you ask. You don't have to tell anyone ahead of time that you will need to vote in your car. But, you may want to call ahead or bring someone with you to tell the precinct workers that you need to vote in your car.
- Can I still vote if I am standing in line when
the polls close?
Yes. The poll workers must allow you the opportunity to vote if you are waiting in line at your correct polling location when the polls close.
Adapted from Source: Iowa Secretary of State's Office