Polk County Voter Registration

Search for Polk County IA voter registration information. Voter registration information includes how to register to vote, voter registration lists, voter identification requirements, voter turnout, and voter registration updates.


Clerks maintain public records for a county or local government. In some states, Clerks play a role in carrying out public elections, working in connection with Boards of Elections and state election commissions. Clerks can process voter registration applications and verify whether an individual is eligible to vote, and they maintain up-to-date lists of registered voters. Clerks may also provide online information about how to register to vote or where to vote. Citizens may also be able to register to vote at a Clerk’s Office.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


The primary responsibility of the DMV, or Department of Motor Vehicles, is to grant driver’s licenses and identification cards to state residents, but the DMV also plays an important role in voter registration. Citizens who want to register to vote can do so at the DMV, which will transfer the information, such as full name and address, to the local Board of Elections or Clerk’s Office. This can be an easy way to register to vote while applying for a license or renewing a license. The DMV may also be known as a DOL, or Department of Licensing.

Ankeny Driver's License Station Ankeny IA 6310 Southeast Convenience Boulevard 50021 515-244-1052

Des Moines Department of Transportation Des Moines IA 2339 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-244-1052


Boards of Elections are responsible for carrying out public elections, and one of their duties is to process voter registration applications submitted by citizens. A Board of Elections certifies eligible voters in their particular jurisdiction and maintains an up-to-date list of registered voters. They also verify voter information and may contact registered voters to keep voter list information current. Boards of Elections are usually operated at the county or local level, and may be known as a Board of Registrars.

Polk County Board of Elections Des Moines IA 120 2nd Avenue 50309 515-286-3247