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Posted on: March 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fairfax Mayor Special Election

Fairfax Mayor Special Election

A special election for the Fairfax Mayor vacancy will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Persons interested in being a candidate can obtain a Candidate Packet from the Linn County Auditor’s Office, Fairfax City Hall, or online at The candidate filing deadline is April 7 at 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting by Mail
The Linn County Auditor’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot requests until 5 p.m. April 17.  Absentee ballots will be mailed to requestors beginning April 12.

Absentee Voting In-Person
Beginning Wednesday, April 12, individuals may vote in person at the Election Services Department of the Auditor’s Office. The office is located in the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Election Day Voting
Election Day voting will be held at the Fairfax City Hall, Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.  

Election Portal
Visit to gain access to all election-related information for Linn County. The following can be viewed or downloaded:

  • Absentee Ballot Request Forms
  • Voter Registration Forms
  • Sample Ballots
  • Polling Locations
  • Election Day Information 

Dates & Deadlines

Wednesday, March 15
First Day to Request Absentee Ballot
Wednesday, April 12
First Day Absentee Ballots can be Mailed
Wednesday, April 12
First Day to Vote In Person at Elections Office
Monday, April 17
Last Day to Pre-Register to Vote
Monday, April 17
Last Day to Request an Absentee be Mailed
Monday, May 1
Last Day to Vote In-Person at Elections Office
Tuesday, May 2
Tuesday, May 9 
Canvass of Votes 
Friday, May 12
Last Day to Request a Recount 

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

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