Early & Satellite Voting

You may cast an absentee ballot at 935 2nd Street SW in Cedar Rapids. 

Satellite locations are available if they are petitioned for. See the information below for requesting a satellite.

You must vote your absentee ballot at the early voting or satellite location. You cannot take the ballot home with you.

An accessible ballot marking device is available for voters who may need assistance.

Ballots will be available no earlier than 20 days before an election.

Voter ID

Voters participating in early voting or satellite voting must provide an ID. These are the valid forms of ID:

  • Iowa Voter Identification Card (needs to be signed)
  • Iowa Driver's License
  • Iowa Non-Operator ID
  • U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Tribal ID Card/Document

A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have their identity verified by another registered voter in the precinct. The voter may also use Election Day Registration documents.

Requesting a Satellite Location.

A satellite location may be requested by filing a satellite petition with the Election Services' Office.

The petition must contain signatures of at least 100 eligible electors in the jurisdiction.

The petition must be filed with the county auditor conducting the election by the filing deadlines listed in Section §53.11, which varies by election type.

Download a petition form from the Secretary of State website.

All satellite locations must be accessible to people with disabilities.