Student Voting Resources

Student Voting Resources

Your vote matters, which is why we encourage you to educate yourself on the candidates and issues. You have the power to elect the next leaders of our local communities, state, and nation.

Early Voting

The Kirkwood Recreation Center will be an Early In-Person Voting Satellite Site on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any Linn County resident can vote at an early voting in-person polling place. 

See all Linn County early in-person voting sites here

Polling Location

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Precincts 49 and 50 vote at Kirkwood's Recreation Center.
  • Precinct 48 votes at the Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.
  • Precinct 51 votes at the College Community (Prairie) School District Office, 401 76th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.

Find your polling place here

Registration and Student Resources

To register to vote in Iowa, you must be: a U.S. citizen, an Iowa Resident, and at least 17 ½ years old (must be 18 years old by election day.) As a college student, you have the option of registering to vote in your hometown or where you currently live, but you cannot register in both locations. 

When It's Time to Vote

Review the Election Calendars for important deadlines. As election day approaches, make sure you find your precinct or polling place or, if you choose, vote via absentee ballot. Learn more about absentee voting


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