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Elections by Year


General Election 2020

November 3, 2020

General Election
A General Election is the election in which federal and state officers, members of Congress and of the general assembly, county and township officers, and other officers appear on the ballot. General Elections are held the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of each even-numbered year.

Official Election Results

40/38 Precincts Counted

Highlighted Race(s)

County Board of Supervisors

All Precincts Counted · Unofficial Results
Brian Shea R
Tim Wichman R
Lisa Lima D
Frances Parr D

State Rep District 15

All Precincts Counted · Unofficial Results
Charlie McConkey D
Sarah Abdouch R

State Rep District 16

All Precincts Counted · Unofficial Results
Brent Siegrist R
Jen Pellant D
Robert Fairchild L

State Rep District 22

All Precincts Counted · Unofficial Results
Jon Jacobsen R
Shawna Anderson D

State Senate District 8

All Precincts Counted · Unofficial Results
Dan Dawson R
Steve Gorman D

Voter Turnout


Votes Cast

Election Day

Archived Election Details

COVID-19 Information

Absentee Voting & COVID-19

To cut down on unnecessary contact and to limit exposure at polling places on Election Day we strongly recommend you consider requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to you.  Submit your absentee ballot request and you will receive your ballot in the mail where you can vote from the comfort and safety of your own home and return it in the mail for free!

Want us to mail you an Absentee Ballot Request form?  Complete the online form and an absentee ballot request form will be mailed to you. Then all you need to do is fill it out and send it back!

You can also download an absentee ballot request form and mail it in, call our office at (712) 328-5700, option 3, or email and include your name and mailing address and we will mail you a request form.  You can also visit our absentee voting page for more information.

You may now drop off your voted absentee ballot to our new drop box located on the east side of the Courthouse.

In- Person Absentee Voting & COVID-19

In-Person Absentee Voting will be available at the Elections Building, located at 508 S 6th St.  In-Person Absentee Voting is open October 5th through November 2nd from 8am - 4:30pm.

To avoid lines and to avoid unnecessary contact we encourage you to take advantage of absentee voting by mail and vote from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

Track Your Absentee Ballot

Candidate List

Satellite Voting Information

Location Date Time Additional
Iowa Western Community College Student Center
2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Tuesday, October 13th 9am - 3pm Reiver Room
Carter Lake Public Library
1120 Willow Dr, Carter Lake, IA 51510
Tuesday, October 13th 9am - 3pm  

Dates and Deadlines

  • October 5 - Absentee ballots ready; First day to vote in-person absentee; At Election Building (508 S 6th St)
  • October 13 - Satellite Voting Available at Carter Lake Public Library and Iowa Western Student Center Reiver Room (9am - 3pm)
  • October 24 -  Saturday, Auditor's Office open; Voter pre-registration deadline; Deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed; In-Person Voting Available at Election Building (508 S 6th St)
  • October 31 - Saturday, Auditor's office open; At Election Building (508 S 6th St)
  • November 2 - Absentee ballot in-person deadline; At Election Building (508 S 6th St)
  • November 3 - Election Day

Poll Hours

  • 7am - 9pm

Find My Polling Place

Important information

  • Voter ID will be required on Election Day.  Voters going to the polls on Election Day will be required to provide ID in order to cast a regular ballot.  The "oath option" that was available in 2018 is no longer an option.  
  • Voter ID number or Voter PIN is required when requesting an absentee ballot.  Effective October 1, 2019, voters are required to provide either their driver's license or non-operator's ID number or their four digit voter PIN when requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them or when voting absentee at the courthouse.

Sample Ballots (PDF)

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