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Posted on: October 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] November 7, 2017: Linn County City Elections

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City Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Linn County has 17 cities conducting elections in 73 precincts - Cedar Rapids accounts for 44 of those precincts. Voters will choose mayors and city council members. Voters will also be voting on public measures in Hiawatha and Center Point. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters can find their polling place via:

Cedar Rapids is the only city in Linn County with a run-off provision. This applies to the mayoral and city council races. If no candidate receives 50% + 1 of the votes on November 7, a run-off election will be held on December 5, 2017. 

The Linn County Auditor’s Office, located at 935 2nd St SW in Cedar Rapids, is open for in-person, absentee voting Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. In-person absentee voting ends Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. 

Voters may also request an absentee ballot by mail. Request forms for absentee ballots by mail must be received by Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. Mailed absentee ballots must have a postmark of Monday, November 6, 2017 in order to be counted. They may also be hand-delivered to the Auditor’s Office by close of polls on election day.    

New voters or people who have moved should take proof of ID and proof of residency to their polling location in order to vote on election day. Registered voters do not need ID until January 1, 2018. 

On November 7, unofficial results will be found at: starting shortly after 8 p.m. and continuing until all precincts have reported.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors will canvass final results for Cedar Rapids on Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. The canvass of results for all other cities in Linn County will be on Tuesday, November 14 at 9 a.m.

Election Portal

Visit to gain access to all election-related information for Linn County. The following can be found at this website: 

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

For additional information, please contact Linn County Election Services. Phone: 319-892-5300, ext. 1. Email: [email protected]

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