Absentee voting in Iowa begins Wednesday

Iowa (KWQC) – Absentee voting begins in Iowa on Wednesday.

This is the first day to vote in person at the county election office, and auditors can mail ballots to voters who have requested them.

So far, more than 144,000 Iowans have requested an absentee ballot, according to Clerk Paul Pate. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for mailing is October 24 VoterReady.Iowa.gov.

“Election Day is fast approaching and it’s important to have a plan for how you want to vote,” said Secretary Pate. You can vote by mail, in person at your county election office, or at the polling stations on Election Day. I encourage you to find out which option is best for you and take the necessary steps to make your vote count.”

County auditors must receive your absentee ballot by 8 p.m. on election day, November 8.

Scott County

Scott County Auditor Kerry Tompkins has highlighted locations for early voting in the county. The main location is the Auditor’s Office, Scott County Administrative Center, 600 West 4th Street, Davenport, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and November 5th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the first floor Board Room.

Below is the location of the satellite and more information about these places:

  • Scott County Library, 200 N. 6th St., Eldridge
  • Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Center Campus, Bettendorf
  • Davenport Public Library, 6000 East Ave., Davenport
  • Davenport Public Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport
  • St. Ambrose University-Rogalski Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport

Clinton County

Clinton County Auditor and Elections Commissioner Eric Van Lanker said the DeWitt satellite location will be available at three separate times. Van Lanker’s office said it has received a petition with the required 100 signatures requesting the location as a satellite voting location.

Van Lanker will be speaking from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Oct. 26, in the large conference room of the Clinton Satellite Office at 226 11th St. October 18 and 29 from 8 am to 1 pm

According to Van Lanker, any registered Clinton voter or eligible voter can cast an absentee ballot at the satellite location, and ballots will be available for all Clinton precincts.

Voter registration forms will also be available for new registrations as well as for those who are already registered but may change their address or name, Van Lanker said. A satellite location will also be available for voters to drop off absentee ballots.

For more information on the 2022 general election, follow or visit the Clinton County Elections Facebook and Twitter posts elections.clintoncounty-ia.gov.

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