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Posted on: September 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Absentee Request Mailers

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORMS

The Linn County Auditor’s Office has mailed new absentee request forms to all voters impacted by an August 27, 2020 court decision that invalidated pre-filled absentee request forms sent by and returned to the Auditor’s Office.

In addition, voters may receive an absentee request form from the Secretary of State as well as the political parties and interest groups.

Voters only need to send in one response. Once validated and processed, the Linn County Auditor’s Office will mail an orange confirmation postcard to each person who has mailed in an absentee request form. 

The Linn County Auditor’s Office will mail ballots on Monday, October 5. Voters may verify the status of their absentee ballot at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/.  

Early, In-Person Voting Options

Voters also have the option for in-person, early voting. The following hours and locations are available:

  • 823 3rd St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (near the Linn County Public Service Center)
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday from October 5-November 2, 2020. 
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24 and October 31
  • Lindale Mall Food Court 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from October 6-October 28, 2020

Dates & Deadlines

Oct. 5
Absentee Ballots Mailed; Early, In-Person Voting Begins
Oct. 24
Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election - Saturday
Last Day to Request a Mailed Absentee Ballot
Auditor’s Office Open for Absentee Voting - Saturday
Oct. 31
Auditor’s Office Open for Absentee Voting - Saturday
Nov. 2
Last Day to Vote In-Person Absentee
Nov. 3
Election Day
Nov. 10
County Canvass of Votes


Any questions regarding voter registration or absentee voting may be answered by visiting LinnCounty.org/Vote, emailing elections@linncounty.org, or calling 319-892-5300, option 1.  


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