Different Ways to Vote

Early VotingEarly voting, sometimes called absentee voting or satellite voting, is available to every registered voter in Scott County. When casting your ballot early, you do not need to attend your polling place on Election Day. You must be a registered voter in order to participate in early voting. Scott County Auditor

*See the date your Early Voting (absentee ballot) request is processed, sent and returned. Information updated daily. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you have any questions or problems with early voting, please call the Auditor’s Office at 563-326-8631.

AbsenteeOne of the early voting options is to vote by mail, using an absentee ballot, prior to Election Day. Request an absentee ballot. More details about absentee ballots, including where to turn them in, can be found here.

Election DayGo to your polling place.

  • If you have not registered to vote, you can still do so on Election Day! You must provide proof of identity and proof of residency and sign an oath.
  • If you have moved since you last registered to vote, use your new address to find your polling place (unless it has been within the past 10 days. Then go to your old polling place). You will need to have proof of your new address.
  • Find answers to other election day questions

Provisional Ballot: A provisional ballot is used by voters whose qualifications to vote have been challenged, voters who can’t prove they are qualified to vote, and voters who requested absentee ballots but did not surrender them at the polls.

If your name is not on the list of registered voters or if someone challenges your right to vote on Election Day, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot. You have the right to provide evidence showing why you are eligible to vote. You may provide evidence to the precinct election officials or to the county auditor’s office by the deadline listed on the provisional ballot envelope.

The absentee and special voters’ precinct board will meet after Election Day to review your registration record and the information you provided. The board will then decide if your ballot can be counted. Before you leave the polls on Election Day, you will be given a written notice explaining your voting rights and listing the date on which the special ballot board will meet so you may be present to observe and present more information to the board.

If your ballot is not counted, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining why it was not counted.

Voting with DisabilitiesPersons with vision impairment can call 888-SOS-VOTE (888-767-8683) or email support@sos.iowa.gov to receive accessible information and services.

Voting with Assistance: If you or a family member need special assistance to vote, you have the right to an accessible voting location, accessible voting equipment and to receive assistance in casting your ballot.

Find more information about voting with disabilities and assistance.

Download the WhereUVote mobile app

Quickly find a location to vote early or find your polling place on Election Day, with hours and maps. Plus, contact information for any voting questions.