Election Information

The public health of our community is of the utmost importance. Currently, the Elections Office is closed to the public. 

However, it is important that we maintain a high level of service while keeping staff and customers safe. As always, you may contact our office at 319-892-5300 Monday – Friday. Phones will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the building closure.

We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and we thank all of Linn County for your continued support.

Voters may continue to register to vote or update their registrations online or by printing, filling out, and mailing in a voter registration form (PDF). Those without internet access may call Election staff at 319-892-5300, option 1 to request a paper form.

Vote from Home

Voters are encouraged to request vote-by-mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election. Election Services will soon be mailing request forms to each active voter household in the county. Absentee ballot request forms are also available online.

In-person Absentee Voting

In-person absentee “early” voting will be available at a drive through location at 823 3rd St SW, near the Linn County Public Service Center, starting May 4 and continuing through June 1. Hours will be 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, plus Saturday May 30. All voters must enter from 3rd street. Watch for directional signs. Staff will be wearing masks and face shields and using hand sanitizer. Voters will remain in their vehicles and be offered alcohol wipes.

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2020 Elections

For the June 2, 2020 primary, please note the following:

  • We actively encourage you to vote by mail. Our mailer has been already sent and the first 12,000 ballots have been mailed out.
  • We will be combining voting locations for the June 2 primary. We are doing this for two reasons. First, many of our election workers are older individuals. We wish to limit any health risks they may be exposed to during the voting process. Second, we are making an effort to limit voting locations in schools, daycares, and churches. We hope this limited exposure reduces the transfer of COVID-19. Voting locations will be primarily in government buildings. Notices of changed voting locations will be sent to voters in mid-May. A listing will also be made available online in the ensuing weeks.

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

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