Voter Registration List Requests

Voter Registration List Requests

List Information

Iowa law allows for the purchase of voter registration lists (See Iowa Code section 48A.38.) Requests can be made with the Secretary of State's Office or with a county auditor. Statewide and congressional district lists must be produced by the Secretary of State's Office. Counties may only produce lists for districts of which their county is a part.

Information from voter registration records can only be used:

  • To request a registrant's vote at an election,
  • For a genuine political purpose,
  • For bona fide political research, or
  • For a bona fide official purpose by an elected official.

Using the information for any commercial purpose is a serious misdemeanor under Iowa law.

Types of Lists

Lists including different types of data may be available. Check with the Secretary of State's Office.

Per Iowa law, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, and non-operator ID numbers are not included on any list.

Customized lists may not be available.

Lists will not include inactive voters unless specifically requested.

Lists are produced as soon as possible. It can take up to 14 days to prepare a list. Orders received prior to a major election may be delayed while the preparations for the election are finalized.

Price for Lists

The cost of the lists depends on the order. For example, a statewide voter list would cost approximately $1,500 for the data only, depending on the current number of registered voters in Iowa at the time the list is generated.

If ordering a list through the Secretary of State's Office, credit card payments are accepted. Individual counties may choose whether to accept credit card payments. A county may charge different prices for lists prepared by the county auditor.

Type of Charge Cost
Minimum Data Charge $10.00
Additional Data Charges
*for lists with more than 20,000 records
$0.50 per 1,000 records
E-mail List same as Data Charge(s)
Data on CD-ROM $2.00 + Data Charge(s)
Paper List $0.10 per page + Data Charge(s)

Lists with updates throughout the year may also be purchased. See the table below for pricing information.

Type of List Cost
Statewide voter list with updates $1,500/year
Statewide absentee list with updates $450/year
Congressional district absentee list with updates $125/year
Iowa House and Senate absentee lists with updates $50/year
Countywide absentee list with updates $40/year