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- How do I register to vote?
- Update Your Voter Registration or Register Online Must have an Iowa Driver's License or Non-operator ID
- What is on the ballot? Enter your address to view a sample ballot.
- How do I request an absentee ballot?
- Track your absentee ballot.
- Where do I vote? Enter your address to find your polling place.
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May 2, 2023: Special Election - City of Fairfax
The City of Fairfax has called for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 to fill the mayor vacancy term which ends in December 2023.
On election day, City of Fairfax voters will vote at the Fairfax City Hall which located at 300 80th Street Ct in Fairfax and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A sample ballot will be available after the withdrawal and objection deadline of Monday, April 10, 2023.
Important Dates and Items:
- Pre-registration for voter registration ends Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. (PDF)
- Absentee ballot request forms (PDF) must be received in the office by Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5 p.m.
- Early in-person absentee voting for the special election will begin on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 and end at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Linn County Elections Office.
- Absentee ballots MUST be received in our office or ballot drop box by the close of polls on election day to be considered for counting.
- Polling places will be open on election day from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Interested in running for this vacancy? Additional information can be found in the Candidate Packet (PDF)