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Absentee voting begins for local option sales tax in Linn County

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Absentee ballots for the March 3 Local Option Sales and Services Tax special election are available now in the Linn County Elections Office at Westdale Mall. Registered voters may vote absentee in one of two ways: in person at the Elections Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to their home.  The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. The last day to vote absentee is Monday, March 2, 2009.

Voters in all Linn County jurisdictions (with the exception of Coggon, Bertram, Central City, and Prairieburg) will vote March 3, 2009, on whether to implement a one-cent local option sales and services tax. If passed, the tax will begin April 1, 2009 and will last for five years and three months ending June 30, 2014. Each jurisdiction has submitted a revenue purpose statement to the Linn County Auditor's Office. This information is available on the Linn County Auditor's website at www.linncounty.org/auditor or by calling (319) 892-5300. Coggon, Bertram, Central City, and Prairieburg already have a local option sales tax in effect and will not be participating in this vote.

Polling locations for the March 3 special election are available on the Linn County Auditor's website at www.linncounty.org/auditor or by calling (319) 892-5300. Poll hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all jurisdictions.

Dates & Deadlines

Friday, February 20th - 5:00pm

Last Day to Pre-Register to Vote

Friday, February 27th - 5:00pm

Last Day to Request an Absentee to be Mailed

Monday, March 2nd - 5:00pm

Last Day to Vote Absentee at the Counter

Tuesday, March 3rd

Election Day

Monday, March 9th 

Canvass

Friday, March 13th - 5:00pm

Last Day to Request a Recount

For questions regarding this election, call the Linn County Auditor's Office at (319) 892-5300.

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