Voter Lists and Products
NOTE: Voter data is made available for political purposes only. Use of
voter registration information for commercial purposes, such as debt collection
or sales, or for any purpose other than those allowed by law is a serious
misdemeanor. (Code of Iowa, Section 48A.39)
Persons purchasing lists must specify their political
purpose (for example, the name of a campaign or political organization).
All list requests are kept on public file.
Our office can produce voter lists for Johnson County or for any state
legislative or school district which includes part of Johnson County.
Congressional district and statewide lists may be ordered from the Iowa
Secretary of State.
Our office provides only electronic data.
All prices are subject to change. For more information or for specific
requests, please contact Karl Arndt or Shaun Kinney at our office.
Voter list prices are standardized statewide. There is a minimum $10.00 charge for any voter list.
Any list with less than 20,000 records will be the $10.00 minimum. For
larger lists, the rate is $0.50 per 1000
records. The voter file is constantly being updated, and actual costs are calculated at the time the
list is prepared.
The following data fields are available:
- name: first, middle, last, suffix (Jr./Sr. etc).
- address: lot, sub-lot (1/2, etc.), street name and pre/post directional,
apartment/lot, city, ZIP code, ZIP+4 (when available)
- mailing address, if different
- party affiliation
- split: geographic designation including city or township, precinct and school district
- phone number (if provided by voter)
- date last voted
- Additional voter history available on request: last
five elections of each type (general, school, city, special)
- date of registration
- ID number (computer generated number used by state
voter system; Social Security and drivers license numbers are not released).
- Voter status: Active, Inactive, Pending, or
Incomplete. Lists include only Active voters unless other voters are
specifically requested. Note that if a voter is on Inactive status, it means
our office has received information indicating they are no longer at that
Absentee ballot lists also include:
- Date ballot was requested, sent, and returned
- Whether ballot was voted at our office, at a
satellite site, or requested by mail
- Address to which ballot was mailed, if different
than registration address
Customers should provide a valid email address or a flash
drive. For emailed lists, advance payment is required.
To help explain our costs, the estimated price of two sample requests are
listed. One estimate is for a list of all active registered voters in
Johnson County; the other estimate is for a list of all active registered voters
in the city of Coralville. These estimates are unofficial and for
informational purposes only.
Total Registered Voters:
Sample List (Coralville)
Costs Applied to All Lists:
Data Charge ($0.50 per 1000 selected records, $10 minimum)
Examples of list
Persons purchasing voter lists may specify which records they would
like. In certain cases, requests may need to be processed and billed as
two or more separate lists. Past purchasers of voter lists have used
criteria such as:
- Election constituency (city, district, precinct, etc.).
- Age or gender
- Date of registration
- Party affiliation
- Voters participating in given election(s).
NOTE: Iowa presidential caucus attendance data is
available in electronic or printed format from our office. Contact the political
parties for more information.
- Persons requesting and/or returning absentee ballots.
For more information, please contact our office.
- City precinct maps, $5. Iowa City,
Coralville, North Liberty, and urban part of county available.
- Legislative district maps: $6. (Please check for availability.)
- County road map (rural precincts),
Printer-friendly individual precinct maps available
Printed copies 50 cents each.
- Voter Registration Forms and
Absentee Ballot Request
Forms: First five free. Additional forms five cents each.
Code of Iowa provisions on preparation and use of voter lists
48A.38 Lists of voters.
1. Any person may request of the registrar and shall receive, upon payment of
the cost of preparation, a list of registered voters and other data on
registration and participation in elections, in accordance with the following
requirements and limitations:
a. The registrar shall prepare each list requested within fourteen days of
receipt of the request, except that the registrar shall not be required to
prepare any list within seven days of the close of registration for any
regularly scheduled election if the preparation of the list would impede the
preparation of election registers for that election.
b. Each list shall be as current as possible, but shall in all cases
reflect voter activity reported to any commissioner twenty-eight or more days
before preparation of the list.
c. Each list shall be in the order and form specified by the list
purchaser, and shall contain the registration data specified by the list
purchaser, provided compliance with the request is within the capability of
the record maintenance system used by the registrar.
d. Lists prepared shall not include inactive records unless specifically
requested by the requester.
e. The registrar shall prepare updates to lists at least biweekly, and
after the close of registration for a regularly scheduled election, but before
the election, if requested to do so at the time a list is purchased. All
updates shall be made available to all requesters at the same time, and shall
be in the order and form specified by each requester.
2. The registrar shall maintain a log of the name, address, and telephone
number of every person who receives a list under this section, and of every
person who reviews registration records in the office of the registrar.
Commissioners of registration shall maintain a similar log in their offices of
those who receive a list from the commissioner or who review registration
records in the commissioner's office. Logs maintained under this subsection are
public records, and shall be available for public inspection at reasonable
94 Acts, ch 1169, §39
48A.39 Use of registration information -- penalty.
Information about individual registrants obtained from voter registration
records shall be used only to request the registrant's vote at an election, or
for another genuine political purpose, or for a bona fide official purpose by an
elected official, or for bona fide political research, but shall not be used for
any commercial purposes. A person who uses registration information in violation
of this section commits a serious misdemeanor.
94 Acts, ch 1169, §40