Elections

Voter Registrar & Election Commissioner


The County Auditor serves as Voter Registrar and Commissioner of Elections. The Auditor conducts all federal, state, and local elections, including city, school elections, as well as special elections.

Conducting elections includes:
  • Maintaining and updating the voter registration database for all registered voters
  • Ordering election supplies
  • Preparing ballots and/or programming of voting equipment
  • Recruiting and training precinct election officials
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After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved, and issues certificates of election to the winner(s).

Register to Vote


To vote in Iowa, you must be registered to vote. If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, call the Auditor's Office at 641-939-8108 or visit Am I Registered to Vote in Iowa?.

Voter Registration Form


You can download a voter registration form and get additional information about the process by visiting the Secretary of State's Voter Registration page.

Iowa's New ID Requirements

When do voters start showing ID at the polls?

During 2018, registered voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.

Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver's license, non-operator's ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or voter ID card at the polls before they vote. Voters without an ID may cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification.

An ID is required for absentee ballots.