Posts Tagged ‘voting’


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 register to vote?

by Melody Dworak on September 24th, 2018

VoteNational Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2018. If you are not yet registered to vote, or not registered to vote in Iowa, National Voter Registration Day is a perfect time to get registered. There are so many places in this area to register in person, thanks to this nationwide voter drive. Anyone can search for events in their zip code on the National Voter Registration Day website. For local events, register in person at the following locations:  Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Old School Voting – Voting on the Day of the Election

by Maeve Clark on November 6th, 2017

I am totally old school about voting.  I like to vote on the day of the election and say hey to all my neighbors.  However my election location, the old school of Longfellow, is undergoing a remodeling and having a much needed addition built. (Happy 100th birthday, Longfellow Elementary!)  So what to do?  The answer to my question can be easily found at the polling places section Johnson County Autitor’s website or by calling the Auditor’s Office at 319-356-6004.  My favorite tool at the website is the easy-to-use find your polling place option.  Just pop in your address and it returns all the information you need to know about where to vote, but it also lists your precinct number, the location of your polling site, the hours it is open, a sample ballot and the elected officials in your precinct.

If you have questions about voter’s registration, click on the link to voter’s registration.   And you can register to vote on the day of an election, but you must have identification with you and proof of residence.  The Iowa Secretary of State’s election day registration page outlines just what you need to bring with you to register on election day.

 

If you are looking for candidate information the Iowa City Press Citizen, the Gazette and the Daily Iowan all have links to each person’s website as well as their editorial endorsements.

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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Where do I vote?

by Maeve Clark on June 7th, 2016

Your-Vote-Is-Your-Voice-1Today is the 2016 primary election in Iowa. You  must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican to vote, but you can do that at your polling site.  To find out where to vote you can call us at the library at 319-356-5200 or the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 319-356-6004.  Or you can use the Auditor’s handy interactive guide .  You need to enter your entire address including the city.   The Auditor’s Office also has a list of candidates in the respective parties.