Domestic Civilian Voters

We are NOT currently accepting mailed ballot requests from domestic civilian voters for the November 5 General Election (presidential election). The first day we can accept requests is August 27, 70 days before the election. Forms received before that date will be returned to sender as required by law.

Overseas and military voters may request ballots at any time (see below).

University Heights voters may now request mailed ballots for the September 10 local option sales tax election.

Print Absentee Ballot Request Form (University Heights Election ONLY)

Additional special elections may be scheduled.

You must complete a separate request form for each election in which you want a mailed ballot. You cannot submit an Absentee Ballot Request Form online. Forms may be printed, picked up at our office, or we can mail one to you. Forms must be completed, including signature and date, and returned either through the mail or delivered to our office no later than 5:00 PM 15 days prior to the election.

Our address is:

Johnson County Auditor
913 S Dubuque St
Iowa City IA 52240

Anyone may deliver a request form for another voter. More than one voter may return a request form in the same envelope.

Military and Overseas Voters

Print 2024 FPCA Form (Overseas/Military Voters Only)

Voters who are active military, their dependents, and citizens residing outside of the country may request ballots at any time and should use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) form to request an absentee ballot. Requests are good for all elections in a calendar year. Our office is now accepting FPCA forms for calendar year 2024.

Federal Voting Assistance Program Site

Email [email protected] with any questions about military or overseas voting.