Iowa Caucus Guide


The Iowa Democratic Caucus is February 3.

If you are 17 years old, you can still caucus if you will be 18 by the election on November 3.

NextGen Iowa will fight to deliver Iowa’s six electoral votes to the Democratic nominee for president. Iowa is the first state to vote in the presidential caucuses and primary contests.

Iowa Voter Identification Card (OR one of the below)

  • Iowa Driver’s License
  • Iowa Non-Operator ID
  • U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Tribal ID Card/Document

A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents. Find more information here.

Find the location of your caucus here.

Most caucus sites start at 7:00pm CT. Caucus goers must be inside the site or in line by this time. If you are in line to check in to your caucus, remain in line. Some satellite locations begin earlier than 7:00pm CT. Those caucusing at a satellite location needed to pre-register by January 17. For a full list of satellite caucus location, click here.

Although you must be registered to vote as a Democrat in order to participate in Iowa’s Democratic Caucuses, you may register or update your voter registration status at the caucus site on February 3. Click here to update your voter registration status online.

Voters planning to attend out-of-state caucuses and satellite caucuses must pre-register if the caucus begins before 6 p.m CST. To pre-register or learn more, you can visit here. For a full list of satellite caucus location, click here.

The Democratic presidential caucus in Iowa is a closed caucus. Only registered Democrats may participate in the Democratic caucus, though voters may update their party affiliation at caucus sites on the day of the caucus.

Important Dates

Iowa Democratic Caucus: February 3, 2020

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