Any registered voter in Iowa may request to vote their ballot absentee. Absentee is the term used to describe any ballot that is not voted at the polls on Election Day.

Absentee Requirements

There are several ways to vote absentee:

Absentee ballots returned by mail to the Auditor’s Office must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.*

Instructions on how to vote your absentee ballot will be included with your ballot.

*Two exceptions: Ballots from individuals participating in the Safe at Home program will be eligible for counting if postmarked or barcoded before election day and received in the Secretary of State’s Office in time to be transmitted to the appropriate county auditor not later than noon on the Monday following the election. Ballots from uniformed and overseas citizens will be eligible for counting if postmarked or barcoded before election day and received no later than noon on the Monday following the election.

Download an Absentee Ballot Request Form

Download and complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form, then return it to:

Scott County Auditor's Office
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, IA 52801

It may also be dropped off in person at the Auditor's Office on the fifth floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA 52801.

The first day we can accept ABRs for the 2024 Presidential Election is August 27, 2024.

Track Your Absentee Ballot

You may track your absentee ballot to ensure that it has been mailed to you and that it gets returned to the Auditor's Office.

College Students

Students from Scott County have several options when it comes to voting:

Satellite Voting Locations

Early voting is available on the following dates and locations for the 2024 General Election:

All County ballots will be available for in-person absentee voting (early voting) at the following locations. The locations will be open from October 16-November 1:

Health Care Facility Residents

Under Iowa law, the County Auditor must send a bipartisan team of election officials to hand-deliver ballots to residents of healthcare facilities, assist in the voting of the residents, and return the ballots safely to the Auditor’s Office where they are securely stored until they are counted. Voting at healthcare facilities is often coordinated through the activities department at each facility so please check with the staff to obtain a ballot request form to be brought a ballot.

Hospital Patients

Voters who are admitted to a hospital or health care facility in the last 14 days leading up to an election may request an absentee ballot no later than 4:00 pm on Election Day. Please contact the Auditor’s Office immediately if you are hospitalized and would like to vote.

This webpage was printed on June 25, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Scott County, Iowa, Elections website at
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