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Scott County residents can now cast their early votes at the Scott County Auditor’s Office starting Monday, October 5 through November 2.

Ballots for all Scott County precincts and voter registration forms will be available.

Other satellite locations will open beginning on October 12.The following is the list of locations and their hours:

Scott County Auditor’s Office

600 W. 4th St, Davenport – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 5th through November 2nd
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday, October 24th, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 31st, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, November 1st, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Monday, November 2nd, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Bettendorf Community Center

2204 Grant St., Bettendorf – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 12th through Sunday, November 1st
  • Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 1st, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Davenport Eastern Avenue Branch Library

6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 12th through Sunday, November 1st
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday, November 1st, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Davenport Fairmount Street Branch Library

3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 12th through Sunday, November 1st
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday, November 1st, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Scott County Library, Eldridge

200 N. 6th Av., Eldridge – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 12th through Saturday, October 31st
  • Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

St. Ambrose – Rogalski Center

518 W. Locust St., Davenport – All Ballots Available

  • Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 23rd
  • Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

General Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 -7:00am to 9:00pm

General Election Day. Polls are open from 7am until 9pm

Early voting, sometimes called absentee voting or satellite voting, is available to every registered voter in Scott County. When casting your ballot early, you do not need to attend your polling place on Election Day. You must be a registered voter inn order to participate in early voting.

There are two ways you can Early Vote:

  1. By Mail (Absentee Voting)
  2. In Person (Satellite Voting)
Early Voting (Absentee Ballot) Tracker

See the date your Early Voting (absentee ballot) request is processed, sent and returned. Information updated daily. Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you have any questions or problems with early voting, please call the Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.

In the state of Iowa, you must be a registered voter before you can vote. You may:

  • Pre-register to vote
  • Register to vote on Election Day
  • Electronic voter registration process

Am I Registered to Vote?

Voter Registration Form:

Voter Registration Form


The voter pre-registration deadline is 10 days before general elections, 11 days before all other elections. When you pre-register, your name will appear on the election register so that you will be able to sign in and vote quickly when you arrive at your polling place on Election Day.

  • Print the above registration form
  • Complete, sign and date
  • Place in an envelope and mail to the following address:
  • Scott County Auditor
  • Attn: Voter Registration Form
  • 600 W. 4th St.
    • Davenport, Iowa 52801
  • After registering to vote, you should receive a Scott County Voter Acknowledgment card listing your polling place. If you do not have an Iowa driver's license or non operator ID card then you will receive a special voter ID card which can be used as your personal identification at the polls instead of a driver's license or non operating card.

Election Day Registration:

You may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently live. If you register to vote on Election Day, you will be required to show proof of residency and identity.

Online Registration and Updates:

Register to vote or update your voter registration online using your Iowa driver’s license or ID number. You will receive your voter registration card from your county auditor within two weeks.


What is the earliest day I can request an absentee ballot?

Iowa law allows a registered voter to request an absentee ballot 120 days prior to that election. This year that date was July 5, 2020 for the 2020 Presidential General Election.

When can I expect to receive my ballot if I requested one by mail?

The Auditor's Office will begin mailing ballots out for the 2020 Election on October 5th which meets the Iowa Code that says a ballot cannot be mailed out sooner than 29 days before the election.

What is the first day I can early vote in person or at your office?

October 5, 2020 for the 2020 Presidential General Election.

What is my pin number?

In Iowa if you do not have a photo State ID or Iowa Drivers License, the Secretary of State assigns you a pin number for verification that you are who you say you are. If you have a Driver’s License there is no need to put your pin. On the absentee request, it asks for one or the other.

Did you receive my absentee request?

You can go to this website and track your voting process from the absentee to the day your ballot was mailed as well as the day your ballot was received.

I received several request forms should I mail another one in?

No, if you have already mailed one that is all we need. We cannot control how or who mails these out and quite possibly, you will be receiving several more.

How can my college student receive a request form to vote?

Go to our website and fill out a request and mail back into us, (if you are claiming Scott County as your address)

How do I deliver my ballot, what are my options?

  • Mail your ballot it is postage paid, the sooner the better
  • Take it to your voting poll on Election Day surrender it and receive another ballot to vote.
  • Deliver it to the Auditor's Office located at: 600 West Fourth Street Davenport up to Election Day at 9:00 PM
  • We will be located on the first floor with an early voting location and you can drop it off to us there.

Will there be early voting locations?

We will make a decision on September 15 about Satellite voting.


Applicants who wish to vote by mail will need to verify the information on the form is correct, sign, and date, then return via US Postal Service or hand delivery to the County Clerk’s Office. Official ballots will be sent to applicants beginning September 24, 2020.

If you do not receive an Application to Vote By Mail, it may be because you are not registered to vote or that your registration information has changed and you have not updated your registration with the County Clerk’s Office. You can still apply to Vote By Mail if you update your information on or before October 6, 2020. Similarly, if you receive an Application to Vote By Mail with a previous resident’s name, please let the County Clerk’s Office know so the records can be updated.

Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy and secure option for votersand you can request a vote by mail ballot online, through the mail, or in person.

Apply to be an Election Judge by completing an application here: www.RockIslandCounty.org/ElectionJudgeApp

General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020


As the Chief Election Authority, the County Clerk's Election Department is responsible for administering all elections (federal, state, county, township, park, library, school and special districts) within Rock Island County. There are 120 precincts with approximately 86,600 registered voters divided into 38 vote centers under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk. Additional duties of this department include: voter registration, training deputy registrars and election judges, providing vote centers and maintaining lists of precinct committeemen. Also, providing Candidate's Guides, the Voter Information Guide and the Reference Guide to Rock Island County.

On Election Day the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voters who are not able to vote in person may Vote-by-Mail. For further information regarding Vote-by-Mail or any other aspects of the election process, contact the Voter Registration/Elections Department of the County Clerk's Office at (309) 786-8683.

Grace Period Registration/Voting

This “Grace Period” allows a new voter to register to vote, or to update their registration information during this period at the County Clerk’s Office only and once the voter has registered or updated their registration they must cast their ballot at that time. “Grace Period” voters do not get to cancel their ballot and vote at the polls on election day.

Same-Day Voter Registration/Voting

Similar to Grace Period Registration/Voting, the Same-Day Voter Registration/Voting occurs on the day of the Electionat the voter's home Vote Center.The voter can change the name or address with the two forms of ID showing current name and address.