It's your right to vote. Get it back!

Use the ACLU of Iowa's extensive, updated guide to restore your right to vote in Iowa after a felony conviction.

Click here for our three-page guide that explains Iowa voting laws for those with a criminal conviction, designed to help you determine if you can vote currently and if not, how you can get your right to vote restored. Attached to it is several pages of application and other forms, for your convenience (10 pages total).

We’d like to hear from you!

The ACLU of Iowa is collecting stories from people who apply to the Governor’s office to have their right to vote restored. We would like to speak with you before you apply.

In addition, if you are not receiving fair, timely treatment and/or responses from the Governor’s Office, please let us know. With your permission, we will use these stories to advocate for a better, fairer process. Contact us at email or street address below.

Questions? Need Help?

  • Go to the Governor's Office web site at or call the office at 515-281-5211 during business hours Monday through Friday.
  • If the Governor's Office is not responsive or you need more help, email us at legal.program@aclu-ia.org or mail us at 505 Fifth Ave., #808, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309.

Current as of November 2018.

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