October 13, 20212021 Election Law Changes per House File 413
Can an independent vote in a primary election?
Yes and No. In Iowa, you must be a member of a political party (in 2020: Republican and Democrat) to vote in a primary election. However, anyone* can change parties on Election Day and vote. For independents to vote they must declare a political party.
*Precinct election officials may not change political parties within 30 days of an election.
Can anyone get access to voter registration lists?
Under Iowa law we are required to sell voter lists for political purposes.