Election laws in Iowa
The following are laws governing elections in the State of Iowa.
Third Party Registration Laws
In Iowa, Eligible voters have a right to fill out their own registration forms, but third party designees may fill out registration forms for eligible voters. Third parties may mail or deliver the completed registration form to the county commissioner of elections in the county where the voter resides. The Secretary of State is required to encourage volunteer organizations to undertake voter registration drives by providing registration forms. Anyone who wants to register others to vote may obtain the voter registration form the Iowa Secretary of State's Website.
Individuals may receive compensation for assisting others in completing voter registration forms, but only if the compensation is based solely on the time spent providing the assistance. It is unlawful to pay, offer to pay, or receive compensation based on the number of registration forms completed, or the party affiliations shown on the completed registration forms, or on any other performance criteria. State statutory political committees are exempt from the requirement that compensation be based solely on time spent providing assistance</ref>http://lccr.3cdn.net/b65f15f24992c8fefc_kbm6bxspg.pdf</ref>.
Registration workers must deliver completed voter registration forms to the appropriate county auditor no later than Friday of the week the form was completed. Workers can take completed voter registration forms to the county auditor’s office for themselves or others. If a worker has collected voter registration forms from other people, do not wait to send them in because this can be risking someoneelse’s right to vote.