How do I get an absentee ballot?

You may vote an absentee ballot either through the mail or in person at the Auditor's Office. Complete an absentee ballot request form (PDF). For more information, call 319-892-5300 or email.

You may mail the form to:

Linn County Election Services

935 Second St. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2100

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1. How do I get an absentee ballot?
2. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and have an absentee ballot be mailed to me?
3. I am retired and spend time at my vacation home during the winters. Can I still vote in Linn County?
4. Does Iowa have permanent absentee voting?
5. What is the last day I can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to me?
6. Do I need to get my request for an absentee ballot notarized or witnessed?
7. Can someone with the power of attorney request an absentee ballot on a voter's behalf?
8. If I need assistance while voting my absentee ballot, can someone assist me?
9. What can I do if I make a mistake when voting my ballot?
10. What should I do if I requested an absentee ballot but I have not received it?
11. What can I do if I lost or damaged my absentee ballot?
12. If a voter casts an absentee ballot but dies before Election Day, is the ballot counted?
13. I've heard that absentee ballots are only counted if they will affect the outcome of the election. Is this true?