Domestic Civilian Voters

Our office is not currently accepting absentee ballot requests from domestic civilian voters for the primary or general election. We cannot accept requests until 70 days before an election.

The next scheduled county-wide election is the June 4 Primary Election. We will accept requests beginning March 26. (Additional special elections may be scheduled before that date.)

We will accept requests for the November 5 General Election (presidential election) beginning August 27.

We can accept requests for the March 5 Williamsburg School District special election until 5:00 PM Monday, February 19. This election only includes small areas of western Johnson County.

Absentee Ballot Request Form

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

Absentee Ballot Request Form

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.


The January 15 caucuses were not an election conducted by our office. They were meetings of the political parties, who set the rules.

The Republican and Libertarian parties did not allow absentee voting for the caucuses. In person attendance was required in order to vote.

The Democratic Party is having only absentee voting for the 2024 caucuses - the January 15 in person caucus was a party business meeting only with no presidential voting. "Preference cards" (ballots) may be requested from the Iowa Democratic Party through February 19. If you attended the Republican or Libertarian caucuses, it is against the law to request a ballot for the Democratic mail-in vote.