Voting on Election Day

On election day, voters will need to go to the polling place for your precinct to vote. 

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UPCOMING ELECTIONS:

*Additional special elections may be added throughout the year.


WHERE TO VOTE:

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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTING ON ELECTION DAY


WHAT'S ON MY BALLOT: 

SAMPLE BALLOTS:  

ID REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE

The ID requirements passed this year do not take effect until 2018. For 2017, most Iowa voters will not need to show ID when they vote. There are exceptions:

  • If you are using the election day registration procedure
  • If you plan to register or change your address at the polls on election day.  
  • If you registered by mail and did not provide the correct identification number or documentation, your registration will be in "pending" status. Once you have shown ID one time, the "pending" status is removed.  
  • If mail has been returned to our office indicating that you have moved outside the county, your registration will be in "inactive" status. Once you have shown ID one time, the "inactive" status is removed.

VOTING ACCESSIBILITY

All polling places in Iowa are accessible for all voters.  This includes voting area, parking lots, walkways, and building entrances.

  • Voting with Assistance:  If you need help marking your ballot, you may have someone assist you or you can ask the precinct election officials for help.  Also, each polling place has a ballot marking device called an ExpressVote.  This device features a touch screen, an audio component, and/or sip and puff element to mark your ballot.  IT also lets voters review and change their vote before the ballot is printed. 

  • Curbside Voting:  Voters who are unable to enter the polling place may vote curbside.  Precinct officials will come to your car and let you mark the ballot. 

VOTING EQUIPMENT

When you vote in Johnson County, you receive a paper ballot to mark your choices by filling in the oval next to each of your selections. Once your ballot is complete, it is inserted into a tabulator for counting. In Johnson County, the DS200 precinct scanner and tabulator is used in each polling place. This equipment is an optical scan tabulator from Election Systems and Software (ES&S).

How to use the ExpressVote - Video


Video about voting on Election Day in Iowa


Elections Office
Phone:  319-356-6004         
Email


Elections Deputy
Carrie Nierling
Email

Address
Johnson County Auditor’s Office
Administration Building
913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone:  319-356-6004
Fax:  319-356-6086

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bus Route
(Lakeside or Broadway bus routes)

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