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Posted on: August 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Absentee Voting Begins August 17 for Regular School Board Elections

Early, absentee voting begins August 17 in Linn County for the Regular School Board Elections.

Voting In-Person: 

Beginning August 17, 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 Street SW in Cedar Rapids. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Voting by Mail: 

Voters may also request an absentee ballot by mail. These voters may return their ballot by mail or hand-deliver their ballot to the Election Services Department. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Monday, September 11 in order to be counted.

Election Portal:

Go to to gain access to all election-related information for Linn County.  The following can be viewed and downloaded:

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

Dates & Deadlines

Due Date

Event / Deadline

Thursday, August 17
Absentee Voting to Begin
Friday, September 1
Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
Friday, September 8
Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
Monday, September 11
Last Day to Vote Absentee (Auditor's Office)
Tuesday, September 12
Election Day
Friday, September 15
Canvass of Votes for Schools
Monday, September 18
Deadline to Request a Recount
Monday, September 25
Canvass of Votes for Community Colleges

For questions regarding this election, call the Linn County Election Services Office at (319) 892-5300, ext. 1 or email [email protected].

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