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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Special Election: Mount Vernon Community School District Absentee Voting Begins Monday, March 4

Special Election

Early, absentee voting begins Monday, March 4 in Linn County for the Mount Vernon Community School District Special Election.  

Voting In-Person:  

Beginning Monday, March 4, individuals residing in the Mount Vernon Community School District may vote in-person at the Election Services Department of the Linn County 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. In-person absentee voting continues through Monday, April 1.

Voting by Mail: 

Voters may request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. The last day voters can request ballots by mail is Friday, March 22. NOTE: This is one week earlier than in past years.

Absentee 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, April 1 in order to be counted.

Election Day: 

Election Day is Tuesday, April 2. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Election Portal: 

Go to 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

  • 3/4/2019    Absentee Voting Begins
  • 3/22/2019    Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
  • 3/22/2019    Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
  • 4/1/2019    Last Day to Vote In-Person Absentee (Linn County Auditor's Office)
  • 4/2/2019    Election Day
  • 4/8/2019    Canvass of Votes

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

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