Elections, Voting & Registration

In order to be able to vote you must:

  • Be registered in Bremer County
  • Be a U.S. Citizen 18 years of age or older.

To register to vote in Iowa, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Iowa
  • Be at least 17 1/2 years of age (you must be 18 to vote)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony (or have had your rights restored) Click here for information on restoring rights
  • Not currently be judged "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • Give up your right to vote in any other place


Voters who want their names to appear on the election registers on election day should pre-register to vote by 5 p.m.:

  • 10 days before general elections
  • 11 days before primary, city, school, and all other special elections

Worry-Free Postmark
Any voter registration form that is postmarked no later than 15 days before election day is considered on time even if it is received after the voter pre-registration deadline. 

A voter registration form can be downloaded here.  Registration forms can also be obtained by coming into the Bremer County Auditor's Office, or can be found in the government section of many phone books.  Electronic registration is also available through the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

To request an absentee ballot for an upcoming election you must submit a completed Absentee Ballot Request Form to the County Auditor's Office. 

For more information on voter registration and absentee/election day voting please visit the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

Other voting rights resources:  American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa