Cedar Rapids Public Libraries as Voting Precincts

After redistricting following the 2020 census, the Downtown Library is Precinct 36 and Ladd Library is Precinct 41.  

Polling places are open on Election Day from 7 am-8 pm, including the library precincts. Regular library services will be available during our normal business hours, 9 am-8 pm. 

General Election 2024

The next general election is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

Dates to know: 

October 16: Earliest allowed date for in-person early absentee voting

October 21: Last day to register to vote online or by mail

October 21: Mail-in application deadline for Iowa absentee ballots

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Linn County Election Services 

The Linn County Auditor’s office is at Linn County Elections Services, 935 Second St. SW, Cedar Rapids. They can be reached by phone at (319) 892-5300. Hours are 8 am-5 pm, Monday to Friday, except holidays. They have additional information and frequently asked questions on their website.

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Use your address to look up where to vote and find sample ballots.


Register to vote

In Iowa, you can register to vote or update your registration in four basic ways: 

  1. Through the Iowa Department of Transportation when obtaining an Iowa driver license or nondriver ID 

  1. Download a registration form and send it through the mail to Linn County Election Services.

  1. In person at the Auditor's Office. 

  1. Online through the Iowa Department of Transportation website

Dates to Know

  • Online voter registration deadline: If there are 15 or more days before the election, you can register online (with a valid driver’s license or state ID) or by mail. 15 days before the general election is Monday, October 21.
  • In-person voter registration deadline: Within 14 days of the election (including on Election Day itself), your only option is to register in-person at a local polling place. “Within 14 days” of this year’s general election Tuesday, October 22 or later.
  • Same-day voter registration: To register same-day, you’ll need to visit your local polling place and provide a photo ID and proof of residence in the state of Iowa. Find detailed day-of registration instructions, including acceptable forms of ID, here

Learn more.


If you live outside Linn County or have additional questions about voting, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

Voter ID

Voters on election day will be asked to provide ID to vote. 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. Learn more.