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Elections by Year


Regular City/School Election

November 7, 2023

City/School Election
Beginning in 2019, School and City Elections will be combined and held in November of odd-numbered years. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members and any other elected city officials. In Pottawattamie, the cities of Carter Lake and Council Bluffs have provisions where if enough candidates file to run for Mayor or City Council a city primary election would be held in October to determine the candidates for the regular city election in November. The city of Avoca has a runoff election provision. A School Election is an election to select School Board members for school districts within Pottawattamie County.

Official Election Results

All Precincts Counted

Archived Election Details

The following precincts have changed for 2023 - 

CB13 - St. John's Lutheran Church 633 Willow St, Council Bluffs

CB18 - Compass Church 2007 S 7th St, Council Bluffs

Garner - St. Patrick's Catholic Church 4 Valley View, Council Bluffs

Dates & Deadlines

Regular City/School Election - Candidate Filing Period is August 28, 2023 to September 21, 2023.

1st day of Early Voting is October 18, 2023.

1st day absentee ballots will be mailed is October 18, 2023

Last day absentee ballots will be mailed is October 23, 2023

Polling Hours

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Candidate's Information

Important Information:

Sample Ballots (PDF)

This webpage was printed on May 26, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Elections website at
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