The Election Services Department of the Linn County Auditor’s Office will be open on Saturday, June 4 in support of the June 7, 2016 Primary Elections. Absentee ballots will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These hours are in addition to the normal, Monday through Friday office hours for absentee voting. The Auditor’s Office is located in the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids.
Other absentee voting deadlines are as follows:
• Friday, June 3: Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed
• Monday, June 6: Last day to vote absentee in-person (Auditor’s Office)
About This Election
In Iowa, county commissioners of elections are responsible for administering Primary Elections for the Democratic and Republican Parties. Primary Elections in Iowa are “closed” Primaries. A voter must declare a party before being issued a ballot. To “declare” a voter simply needs to indicate, on an Absentee Ballot Request Form or at the polls, which party’s ballot they want. A voter cannot be issued a ballot from each party.
When voters declare a party other than how they are currently registered, their party will be changed according to that declaration. Voters will receive a new Voter ID card in the mail showing this change. After the Primary Elections are over, voters may change their party back to their previous affiliation.
Go to www.LinnCountyElections.org to gain access to all election-related information for Linn County.
Dates & Deadlines
6/3/2016 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
6/4/2016 Auditor’s Office Open for Absentee Voting - Saturday
6/6/2016 Last Day to Vote Absentee (Auditor’s Office)
6/7/2016 Election Day
6/14/2016 County Canvass of Votes
6/17/2016 Deadline to Request a Recount
7/5/2016 State Canvass of Votes
For questions regarding this election, call the Linn County Election Services Office at (319) 892-5300, ext. 1 or email [email protected].