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Did you vote early? Track your absentee ballot!

by Melody Dworak on November 1st, 2018

Today I learned that early voters can track their absentee ballot through the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. Here’s a snapshot of the info you need to look up your ballot:

Information needed to track your absentee ballot

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Early Voting Schedule for the November 6, 2018 General Election

by Kara Logsden on October 25th, 2018

Early Voting begins at Iowa City Public Library on Saturday October 27 and continues until Saturday November 2. A complete schedule, including the calendar graphic in this blog post, is available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office webpage.

Voter registration information is available on the Johnson County Auditor’s Voter Registration Webpage. Note – there are deadlines you should be aware of. Saturday October 27 at 5:00 PM is the deadline for voter pre-registration.

From now until 5:00 PM on Saturday October 27, Online registration is available if you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or non-driver ID issued from the Iowa Department of Transportation. You can also print a form and return it by mail or in person to the Auditor’s Office. You may also visit the Auditor’s Office in person. Hours are posted on the graphic in this post. Note – they are open until 5:00 PM on Saturday October 27.

After 5:00 PM on Saturday October 27, the Election Day Registration Procedures for voter registration apply. This means you will need to take a Proof of ID and Proof of residence to your polling place on election day. Visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s webpage for details.

It’s very easy to check and confirm that you are registered to vote in Iowa. You can check your voter registration at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office webpage.

For more information, please contact the Johnson County Auditor’s office through their webpage or by calling 319-356-6004.

UPDATE FROM THE JOHNSON COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE 10/25/18:

“Our office has received reports of possible misinformation being distributed on campus during today’s early voting. An Iowa driver’s license is NOT required to vote early. All requirements for IDs and ID numbers for early voting were suspended by court order earlier this year. ID – not necessarily an Iowa license – and proof of address WILL be required for voters completing election day registration after the pre-registration deadline this Saturday, October 27 at 5 PM.”

How do I vote early for The November 6 General Election?

by Kara Logsden on October 3rd, 2018

Early voting for the November 6 General Election begins at Iowa City Public Library Monday, October 8 from 11 AM to 6 PM. By law, this is the first day for early voting for this election.

Early voting at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, begins Monday, October 8 at 7:45 AM. Voting will be available at the Auditor’s Office office weekdays 7:45 to 5:30 with extended weekend hours Saturday October 27 (8-5), Sunday October 28 (10-5), Saturday November 3 (8-5) and Sunday November 4 (10-5). On October 29, 30 and November 1 the Auditor’s Office will stay open until 7 pm.

Early voting will be available at Iowa City Public Library:

Monday October 8 – 11AM-6PM

Saturday October 27 – 10AM-6PM

Sunday October 28 – Noon-5PM

Monday October 29 – 10AM-5PM

Tuesday October 30 – 3PM-7PM

Wednesday October 31 – 10AM-5PM

Thursday November 1 – 3PM-7PM

Friday November 2 – 10AM-5PM

Saturday November – 3 11AM-5PM

Here’s a printable list of all Early Voting sites in Johnson County:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.

Early Voting for the October 2 Iowa City Special City Council Election

by Kara Logsden on September 6th, 2018

Early Voting for the October 2 Iowa City special City Council election begins on Wednesday, September 19.

Early voting is available weekdays at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque Street, from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm each day. Early voting ends on Monday, October 1.

On Tuesday October 2, you must vote at your regular polling place. This helpful webpage can help you locate your polling place.

Two Early Voting satellite sites will be available for the October 2 Special Election:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Fountain Lobby, Wednesday September 26 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Iowa City Public Library-Meeting Room B, Thursday September 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The pre-registration deadline, and deadline to request an absentee ballot, is 5 pm Friday, September 21. Registration is available after September 21 with an ID and proof of address.

For more information, please visit the Johnson County Auditor’s Office in person or at their webpage. You may also call the Auditor’s Office at 319-356-6004 during regular business hours.

Early voting for the November 6 General Election begins on Monday October 8.

2018 Primary Election Voting and Candidate Information

by Maeve Clark on May 29th, 2018

The 2018 primary election is Tuesday, June 5.  You can find out voter information including how to register,  where to vote early and much more at the Johnson County auditor’s website.   Voters can cast an absentee ballot in-person at the Johnson County Auditor’s office before any election. Ballots must be voted in the office, you cannot take a ballot home with you. In-person absentee voting is NOT available on election day at our office, voters will have to cast ballots at their polling place.   It is too late to request an absentee ballot to be sent by the mail.  The deadline for that request May 25, eleven days before the election.

If  you are interested in learning more about the candidates in the gubernatorial races, a number of news sources have website links to help you make an informed decision.  There is no Republican primary race for governor, Governor Kim Reynolds is the only candidate on the ballot.   There five candidates on the Democratic ballot (the list includes Nate Boulton who has withdrawn from the race) and two candidates running in the Libertarian primary.  The Des Moines Register  published profiles on the Democratic candidates on March 23.  You can watch the six candidates in a debate sponsored by Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press on May 16. Iowa Public Radio has profile for all of the contested gubernatorial races on the Iowa Politics siteLittle Village has a field guide to the Democratic contenders for the governor’s office with links to each of the candidates’ websites.

There is also a contested race for two Johnson County Board of Supervisors’ seats.  You can watch a forum sponsored by the Johnson County League of  Women Voters, an environmental forum sponsored by Environmental Advocates, 100 Grannies, Backyard Abundance, Climate Advocates, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Iowa City Area Group of the Sierra Club, a social justice forum sponsored by the Iowa City Federation of Labor and the Coalition for Racial Justice and a task force on aging forum sponsored by he Johnson County Task Force on Aging.

Google Doodle: Get Out the Vote

by Melody Dworak on November 7th, 2016

Two weeks ago, Brian gave us some very helpful information about registering to vote and researching candidates. Now, we are just one day away from Election Day, and so many people want to know: Where do I vote??? Google has created a very functional Google Doodle to help us find that out.

Go to google.com. Click on the Google Doodle.

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When can I VOTE EARLY?

by Kara Logsden on October 6th, 2016

Iowa C2016 Early Votingity Public Library hosted early voting on September 29, 2016 – the first day voters could cast their ballot early for the November 8th Presidential Election. On that day, 585 people voted early at the Library. Since then, we’ve had droves of people coming in hoping to vote. The official early voting schedule is posted HERE at the Johnson County Auditor’s webpage.

Early Voting at the Iowa City Public Library begins again on Saturday October 29 at 10:00 AM. A complete schedule is below. If you can’t wait until October 29th, the Early Voting hours at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office are also listed below.

Iowa City Public Library Early Voting Schedule:

Saturday, October 29, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, October 30, Noon-5 PM
Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4, 11 AM – 4 PM
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