Top 5 Things to Know for the Upcoming November 2 Elections

The November 2 City / School election is rapidly approaching and Linn County Elections wants to make sure you have all the information you need prior to casting your vote. Here are the top five things to know:

1.    Absentee Voting Options

There are several options available if you are unable to get to the polls on Election Day. Those options include:

2.    Your Polling Location

Linn County voters can find their polling location via the lookup tool on the Elections website.

3.    What’s on the Ballot

Linn County voters can view a sample ballot for the election by entering their address into the lookup tool on the Elections website. This tool can also show you the current elected officials for your area.

4.    How to Register to Vote

Linn County residents who need to register to vote or update their registration can do so in four basic ways:

Learn more about registering to vote on the Elections website.

5.    Voter ID is Required

Iowa law requires voters to show an ID when voting absentee in-person and at the polls on Election Day. These are the valid forms of ID:

  • Iowa Voter Identification Card (needs to be signed)
  • Iowa Driver’s License
  • Iowa Non-Operator ID
  • U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Tribal ID Card/Document

A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have their identity verified by another registered voter in the precinct. The voter may also use Election Day Registration documents.

Additional information is available at the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

Article Provided by Linn County Connection