City/School election absentee voting at Cedar County Auditor’s Office


Cedar County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cari Dauber has announced that absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 city/school elections are available in the Auditor’s Office starting Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Cedar County Auditor’s Office at the Cedar County Courthouse, 400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA, during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Nov. 1. Absentee ballots are available for all cities and school districts within the Cedar County boundaries.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Request forms are available at the Auditor’s Office, on the Cedar County Elections website at and at the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m., Oct. 18. This is sooner than it has been in the past. Due to recent legislation, requests for a mailed ballot must be received 15 days before the election (formerly 11 days).

Ballots requested through the mail must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

For more information about the 2021 city/school elections in Cedar County, contact Steph at the Cedar County Auditor’s office at 563-886-3168.