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Johnson County voters encouraged to vote early

IOWA CITY– With the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election less than two weeks away, the Johnson County Auditor’s Office encourages voters to cast ballots as soon as possible to alleviate potential lines and crowding both on Election Day and the day before.
The auditor’s office has historically seen a massive influx of in-person absentee voters the day before the election; more than 1,700 voters cast ballots in person at the Johnson County Administration Building the day before the 2016 General Election.
While the drive-through voting system at the Health and Human Services (HHS) building parking ramp has served almost 10,000 voters since Monday, Oct. 5, thousands of voters voting in person on one day will cause massive traffic disruptions and delays in the streets surrounding the parking ramp and cause substantial wait times for voters.
Anyone able to vote prior to the day before the General Election, Monday, Nov. 2, is strongly encouraged to do so. In addition to weekday hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, drive-through voting is available the weekend leading up to the General Election at the HHS building parking ramp, 855 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City:
Saturday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The entire early voting schedule is available at bit.ly/jcearlyvoting.
Voters are required to show proof of identification when voting absentee in-person. Approved forms of identification can be found at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterIDfaq.html.
For more information about in-person absentee voting, contact elections@co.johnson.ia.us or 319-356-6004.