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Friday is the deadline for voter pre-registration and requesting mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 election

Friday is the deadline for Iowans wanting to pre-register to vote before the Nov. 5 election or request a mail-in absentee ballot. Pre-registration must be completed by 5 p.m. on Oct. 25. Iowa citizens who will be 18 or older on Election Day, and have not been disqualified from voting by a judicial proceeding, can pre-register at the county […]

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Where to go and what you need to know to vote in the Dec. 18 special election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday for the special election to fill the vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and remain open until 9 p.m. Voters will need to go to their assigned polling place to cast their ballot, and for some people that will be a different location than the one where they voted in the November general election. […]

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Early voting in the Johnson County special election has begun

Early in-person voting in the Dec. 18 special election to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors began on Wednesday. Voters can cast a ballot at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office — which is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — until the office closes on Monday, Dec. 17. […]

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Early voting for the November general election has begun

Early in-person voting for the Nov. 6 general election began on Monday. Voters will be at the county auditor’s office during business hours, until Nov. 5. The Johnson County Auditor’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Voters in Linn County have a slightly narrower window — its auditor’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Johnson County Auditor’s Office warns about misleading information on voting

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office warned on Tuesday that incorrect information about voting is being circulated. “Our office has received reports that voters have received absentee ballot requests which have incorrect return addresses,” the auditor’s office said in an email. “If you get an unsolicited absentee request by mail, make sure the return address is to the correct county auditor before mailing it in. […]

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Early voting for the Iowa City Council special election has begun

In-person early voting for the special election to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Iowa City Council began on Wednesday. Voters wanted to cast an absentee ballot can do so at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office–913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City—Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last day for in-person early voting will be Monday, Oct. 1. […]

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Iowa Secretary of State’s polling place locator is giving Iowa City voters incorrect information

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office warned on Monday that the polling place look-up tool on the Iowa State Secretary of State’s website has the outdated information for two Iowa City precincts. The voting locations in Precinct 13 and Precinct 18 were permanently moved last month, and the Sept. 4 primary in the special election for the Iowa City Council will be the first time voters use them. […]

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Absentee ballot request forms for the November election now available

As of Monday, the November general election is only 120 days away, which means people can now request absentee ballots from their county auditor’s office. The requested ballots will be mailed to voters starting on Monday, Oct. 8. The November election will be the first one for which the state’s new voter ID law is […]

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Suspicious text messages sent to Johnson and Linn County voters direct them to the wrong polling place (Updated)

Update: According to the Secretary of State’s office, four counties have now reported text messages to voters providing incorrect voting locations, as well as texts claiming the Democratic primary is “tomorrow,” instead of Tuesday. Kevin Hall, communications director for the Secretary of State, said the affected counties are Johnson, Linn, Black Hawk and Winneshiek. “It […]

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Early voting starts for the June primary

Early voting for the June 5 primary started on Monday, just 29 days before election day. Early voting in Iowa used to start 40 days before an election, but the early voting period was trimmed by the Iowa legislature as part of the new restrictions on voting it passed last year. “That absentee window has […]

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Voting etiquette: Don’t take a selfie with your ballot

Nomophobes beware: When you go into the voting booth this election season, keep your phone in your pocket. In Iowa, it is against the law to have a cellphone, camera or other recording devices in the voting booth and ignoring that rule could get you into trouble. “One reason is your vote is private, it’s […]

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