New Mobile App for Iowa Voters
Matt Schultz
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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MEDIA RELEASE
WEBSITE: sos.iowa.gov
E-MAIL: sos@sos.iowa.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/8/2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chad Olsen (515) 242-6235

New Mobile App for Iowa Voters

"Iowa SOS" app helps voters register, find polling places, request absentee ballots

(DES MOINES)—Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today a mobile app for Iowa voters that will allow individuals to complete voter registration and absentee ballot request forms, track their absentee ballot, and find their polling locations.

The Iowa Secretary of State Election App is available for Android and iPhone use, as well as for the iPad. They are available for free download in the Apple App Store and in the Google Play Market.

"The release of these mobile apps, one month before Election Day, will make registering to vote and being involved in the election process easier for many Iowans. The new mobile app is one concrete way that technology can enhance voter participation. The Iowa Secretary of State's office is pleased to be one of the first states in the country to offer such a wide range of voter services by means of a mobile app," Schultz commented.

The mobile app allows the user to choose from the following menu of options:

  • Find my polling place
  • Am I registered to vote?
  • Register to vote
  • Request an absentee ballot
  • Track my absentee ballot
  • Election calendar
  • Report voter fraud
  • Contact your county auditor
  • Contact the SOS Office
  • Iowa is one of the first states in the nation to offer a comprehensive voter services app like the one launched today. Information and forms are also available on the Iowa Secretary of State website, www.sos.iowa.gov.