NEWS RELEASE: Absentee Voting Begins Monday, Nov. 20 for Cedar Rapids Run-off Election


For more information, contact:

Becky Stonawski

Deputy Commissioner of Elections

(319) 892-5300, ext. 1

elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins Monday, November 20

Now Accepting Mailed Ballot Requests for Cedar Rapids Run-off Election

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – November 17, 2017 – Early, absentee voting begins Monday, November 20 in Linn County for the Cedar Rapids Run-off Election. This includes the races for Cedar Rapids mayor and Cedar Rapids Council Member for District 5.

Voting In-Person: Beginning Monday, November 20, 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 a.m. to 5 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, December 4 in order to be counted.

Election Day: Election Day is Tuesday, December 5. All Cedar Rapids polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling location, go to www.linncountyelections.org/lookup.

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
11/20/2017 Absentee Voting to Begin
11/27/2017 Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
12/01/2017 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
12/04/2017 Last Day to Vote Absentee (Auditor’s Office)
12/05/2017 Election Day
12/7/2017

ASVP Board May Reconvene at Noon

12/12/2017 Canvass of Votes for Cedar Rapids (Tuesday after the Election)
12/14/2017 Deadline to Request a Recount

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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