November 3, 2020: Presidential General Election
The Presidential General Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Voters will use their general election poll locations. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Items of Interest
- If you need to register to vote, please fill out the Voter Registration Form (PDF) and return it to the Elections Office by 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020.
- Find out if you are registered in Iowa.
- Absentee Ballot Request Forms (PDF) for a ballot to be sent by mail must be received in the office by Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- In-person absentee voting will begin on Monday, October 5 and continue through 5 p.m. Monday, November 2.
- On Election Day, voters will need to vote at their general election poll location. Find your polling location at www.linncountyelections.org/lookup.
- Find your sample ballot and poll location by using your address at www.linncountyelections.org/lookup.
- View a Candidate List
Additional Voting Information
Absentee Ballot Request Forms (PDF) - for a ballot to be sent by mail - must be received in the Elections Office by 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020. There are multiple groups mailing absentee ballot request forms, however, only one form needs to be completed for each voter.
Requested ballots will be mailed beginning Monday, October 5. Absentee ballots mailed back to the Elections Office must be postmarked by November 2, 2020 to be counted. Ballots can also be returned by placing them in a secure drop box. The Linn County Auditor’s Office has a secure drop box for voters to deposit their absentee ballot request forms and ballots. This drop box is on 24/7 video security and contents are collected by a bi-partisan team each weekday. The drop box is located at Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids and will be open until 9 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Early, In-Person Voting
The Linn County Auditor’s Office will offer two in-person, early voting locations during the dates and times listed below:
- 823 3rd St SW, Cedar Rapids (near the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center)
- Mondays through Fridays, October 5 - November 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24 & Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lindale Mall Food Court, 4444 1stAve NE, Cedar Rapids
- Tuesdays through Saturdays, October 6 - October 28 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
One-Day Satellite Voting Locations
There are three, one-day satellite voting locations available to voters during the dates and times listed below:
- Cornell College - Small Multi-Sport Arena
- Thursday, October 15, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- IBEW 405 Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
- Sunday, October 18, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Mission of Hope, 1700 B Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
- Tuesday, October 20, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Election Day Voting
On Election Day, voters will need to vote at their general election poll location. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020.