Registering to Vote in Black Hawk County, Iowa

Click on link for a Voter Registration Form in PDF format.

To register to vote in Iowa, you must: Be a citizen of the United States.
Be a resident of Iowa.
Be at least 17 years old (you must be 18 to vote).
Not have been convicted of a felony (or you must have had your rights restored).
Not currently be judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote.”
Give up your right to vote in any other place.

Use this form to apply to register to vote or to make changes in your registration.

Filling out the form – Use a pen and print neatly.

Required: ID number, date of birth, sex, name, address and signature. If you do not include these, your registration will be rejected. Your name, birth date and ID number will be checked. If they don’t match, your registration will be rejected and you will be notified by mail.

ID number: Iowa driver’s license number (DL#) is required, if you have one. If not, put the number of your Iowa non-driver ID card. If you have neither of these, put the last 4 numbers of your social security number.
If your DL# is your social security number, you are required to give it. Social security, driver’s license and ID numbers are not printed on voter registration lists sold to candidates and others. But those numbers may be on original records in county auditor’s offices and open for public viewing. Iowa law (Sec. 48A.11) requires the state to ask for your DL# on this form.

Name: Put your name on the form the same way it is on your ID.

Address where you live: This is the address that is used to decide where you go to vote. If you do not have a street address, describe where you live in the box below your signature.

Read the form carefully before you sign it.

Tear off the Registration Form, fold it, tape it together and mail it to your county auditor. You must put a postage stamp on the form.

Within two weeks you should get a notice in the mail that your registration was received. If you don’t, contact your county auditor.


10 days before a primary or general election and 11 days for all others. You may register after a deadline, but the registration will not be effective until after that election. A registration form postmarked at least 15 days before an election will be accepted for that election even if it is received after the deadline to register to vote. Registration is permanent. After you register, you do not have to register again unless you move.

Mail your completed voter registration form, to the following address :

Black Hawk County Auditor
Election Department
316 E 5th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703

WARNING: You can be convicted and fined up to $7,500.00 and/or jailed for up to five years for false information.

Where you may register to vote:

Black Hawk County Courthouse316 E 5th stWaterloo,IA
Cedar Falls City Hall220 Clay stCedar Falls,IA
Dunkerton City Hall200 E Tower stDunkerton,IA
Elk Run Heights City Hall5041 Lafayette rdElk Run Heights,IA
Evansdale City Hall123 N Evans rdEvansdale,IA
Gilbertville City Hall1321 5th stGilbertville,IA
Hudson City Hall525 Jefferson stHudson, IA
La Porte City Hall202 Main stLa Porte City, IA
Raymond City Hall6902 Lafayette rdRaymond, IA

Eligible citizens may also register at the Iowa Department of Transportation offices or use the Voter Registration
forms found in the Government Section of DEX / QUEST telephone directory

Questions may be directed to the Election Department at (319)833-3007

Download Voter Registration Form (PDF File)