Absentee voting begins Monday, October 9 for regular city elections

For more information, contact:

Becky Stonawski

Deputy Commissioner of Elections

(319) 892-5300, ext. 1



October 4, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins Monday, October 9 for Regular City Elections

LINN COUNTY, IA – October 4, 2017 – Early, absentee voting begins Monday, Oct. 9 in Linn County for the Regular City Elections. Linn County administers elections for 17 cities.

Voting In-Person:

Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, individuals may vote in-person at the Election Services Department of the Auditor’s Office. The office is located in the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Voting by Mail:

Voters may also request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. These voters may return their ballot by mail or hand-deliver their ballot to the Election Services Department. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in order to be counted.

Election Portal:

Go to www.linncounty.org/ElectionServices to gain access to all election-related information for Linn County. The following can be viewed or downloaded:

· Absentee Ballot Request Forms

· Absentee Voting Opportunities

· Election Day Information

· Polling Locations

· Sample Ballots

· Voter Registration Forms

Dates & Deadlines

Due Date Event / Deadline
10/9/2017 Absentee Voting to Begin
10/9/2017 Deadline to Receive Petitions for Satellite Voting
10/27/2017 Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
11/3/2017 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
11/6/2017 Last Day to Vote Absentee (Auditor’s Office)

Election Day

11/8/2017 ASVP Board Must Reconvene (at noon for Cedar Rapids)
11/9/2017 Canvass of Votes for Cedar Rapids (Thursday after the Election)
11/10/2017 Deadline to Request a Recount for Cedar Rapids
11/14/2017 County Canvass of Votes for Remaining Cities
11/17/2017 Deadline to Request a Recount for Remaining Cities

For questions regarding this election, call the Linn County Election Services Office at (319) 892-5300, ext. 1 or email elections.


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