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Posted on: October 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Absentee Ballot Request Forms and Early Voting Options for the November 8 General Election

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot request forms for the November 8, 2022, general election until 5 p.m. Monday, October 24.  

There are three ways to obtain an absentee ballot request form:

  • Download a form from the Linn County website
  • Call or email the Election Services Office at 319-892-5300 option 1
  • Blank request forms will be published in the weekly PennySaver October 5 and October 12

There are three ways to return completed absentee ballot request forms:

  • Mail completed forms to:    
    Election Services
    935 2nd St. SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
  • Deposit completed forms in the white drop box outside the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids
  • Drop off completed forms at the Elections Office service counter on the second floor of the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center.

The Auditor’s Office will begin mailing absentee ballots on Wednesday, October 19 for completed absentee ballot request forms received by the 5 p.m. October 24 deadline.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-person, absentee voting will be available at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids from October 19 through November 7 on the following days:

  • Business Days: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  

Satellite Voting Locations Include:

Lindale Mall, 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 
October 19 - November 6
Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Mt. Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Thursday, October 20
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Cornell College, 600 1st St., Mt. Vernon, IA
Thursday, October 27: Noon–6 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Downtown Library, 450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Saturday, October 22:  10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, October 23:  1–5 p.m.
Monday, October 24:  3:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25:  3:30-7:30 p.m.

Cedar Rapids LADD Library, 3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Friday, October 28:  10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, October 29:   10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, October 30:   1–5 p.m.
Sunday, November 6:   1–5 p.m.

Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Tuesday, November 1: Noon–6 p.m.

Coe College   5008, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Wednesday, November 2: Noon– 6 p.m.

Iowa law requires an approved ID to vote during early in-person and satellite voting and on Election Day. Valid forms of ID include:

  • 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 attested to by another voter registered within their precinct. Early voter registration is available through 5 p.m. October 24.  

Eligible Linn County residents may also register using Election Day Registration documents after 5 p.m. October 24.  

Please be advised, many precincts and polling places were changed in January 2022 due to statewide redistricting. The Auditor’s Office will be mailing polling place information cards to all registered voter households in Linn County on October 19. Keep an eye out for the yellow postcard. Voters may also view their updated precinct and polling place information by entering their address at 

More information is available on Linn County’s website

For questions regarding this election, call the Linn County Election Services Office at 319-892-5300 ext. 1 or email the Elections Office

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