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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins Thursday, June 22 for Special County Election

Early, absentee voting begins June 22 for the Linn County Special Election to Choose a County Representation Plan. Election Day is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. 

Voting In-Person: Beginning, Thursday, June 22, 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, July 31, in order to be counted.

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

  • Absentee Ballot Request Forms
  • Voter Registration Forms
  • Sample Ballots
  • Polling Locations
  • Election Day Information


Dates & Deadlines

Due Date

Event / Deadline

Thursday, June 22
Absentee Voting begins
Friday, July 21
Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
Friday, July 28
Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
Monday, July 31
Last Day to Return a Voted Absentee Ballot by Mail (Postmark Deadline)
Monday, July 31
Last Day to Vote In-Person Absentee
Tuesday, August 1
Election Day
Monday, August 7
Canvass of Votes


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


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