In response to public feedback and in an effort to better serve the voters of Linn County, Linn County Election Services has established the following polling location changes for future countywide elections including the August 1, 2017 special county election. Note that the first set of precincts remain at the same location; their services will be combined. The second list of precincts involve a change in physical location for Cedar Rapids 22 and Clinton Township.
Linn County Precincts
All polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 1
|Precinct Designation||Combined Precinct Location -|
|Cedar Rapids 07 and 15||Christ Episcopal Church||220 40th St NE, Cedar Rapids|
|Cedar Rapids 43 and 44||Kirkwood Community College- Rec Center||6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids|
|Hiawatha 02 and 03||Hiawatha City Hall-Community Center Room||101 Emmons St, Hiawatha|
|Monroe Township 01 & Hiawatha 04 King of Kings Lutheran Church||3275 N Center Point Rd, Cedar Rapids|
|Precinct Designation||Combined Precinct Location - Change||Address|
|Cedar Rapids 17 and 22|| First Lutheran Church||1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids|
|Clinton Township & Cedar Rapids 31 Cedar Hills Community Church||6455 E Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids|
Postcard notices of these changes will be mailed to the households of registered voters within the district. These notices should be arriving at households by mid-July.
Linn County has had 86 precincts since the 2010 census and redistricting of 2011. Since that time, Election Services has noted precincts with habitually low turn-out or polling locations which are inconvenient or otherwise not ideal. In the interest of more effective election services, six precincts will merge to share a location with a different precinct. Each will still be distinct precincts as to their ballots, but they will share election services at one location. These changes will remain in effect until such time as a change, such as the 2020 census, causes redistricting.
As with all elections, absentee voting will continue to be available before Election Day. Voters may vote absentee in-person at the Auditor’s Office or vote by mail from the convenience of their home.
Dates & Deadlines
Event / Deadline
|Friday, July 21||Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election|
|Friday, July 28||Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed|
|Monday, July 31||Last Day to Return a Voted Absentee Ballot by Mail (Postmark Deadline)|
|Monday, July 31||Last Day to Vote In-Person Absentee.|
|Tuesday, August 1||Election Day|
|Monday, August 7||Canvass of Votes|
For questions regarding this election, call Linn County Election Services at (319) 892-5300, ext. 1.