Pottawattamie County
Elections

Combination of City and School Elections

Beginning this year, the law has changed for city and school elections.  These elections will now be combined into one election, held in November of odd-numbered years, rather than a school election in September and a city election in November.  This year, the date of that election is November 5th.

Previously, many voters went to different polling places for school elections.  Starting this fall, voters will use their general election polling place for all regularly scheduled elections.

ALL Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

If you vote on Election Day, please remember that you are now requires to show an approved form of identification.  For more information on what may be used, or what to do if you do not have an approved form of identification, visit our Voter ID page.

More News

Absentee Ballot Request Forms to be Mailed

July 8, 2020

Polling Places Combined for 2020 Primary Election

May 27, 2020

Elections COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 there have been significant changes to the way the 2020 Primary Election will be conducted.

New Absentee Ballot Drop Box

May 12, 2020

Pottawattamie County Elections has installed a new absentee ballot drop box outside of the Courthouse.

Secretary of State Mails all Active Voters Absentee Request Form

April 20, 2020

To fight the spread of COVID-19 and to encourage absentee voting by mail, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is sending absentee ballot request forms to every active voter for the June 2nd Primary Election.

National Change of Address Cards Mailed by Secretary of State

If you have moved in the last year, be on the lookout for a National Change of Address Card to update your voter registration.

County Candidate Filing

The filing period for county offices is now underway. Here you can find deadlines, signature requirements, and other usefull information.

2020 Iowa Caucus

The 2020 Iowa Caucus is fast approaching. Here's what you need to know.

New Voter Cards Mailed to all Active Voters

New Voter Registration Cards and City/School Election information have been mailed to all active voters.

Polling Location Changes

Polling Locations for CB 13 and Macedonia have moved.

Secretary of State Mails No Activity Notices

The Iowa Secretary of State has mailed “No Activity” notices to voters who have not voted in any election and have not updated their voter registration information in the past four years. If you recieved one of these cards please fill it out and return it to the Auditor's Office. Please contact us if you have any questions about the cards.

Pottawattamie County Elections Launches New Website

Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter

The Elections department is now on social media! Follow us to stay up-to-date on what's going on in the world of Pottawattamie County Elections.

Check Out Our New App

Our new election app is available on both Apple and Android phones for free! Our Where U Vote Pottawattamie page provides more details and download links.

Caucus Information

Caucuses are managed by the Republican and Democratic parties. For more information, visit their websites.

Voter ID and Election Law Changes

New Voter ID laws have taken effect for 2019. Make sure you know what you can expect when heading to the polls.
This webpage was printed on August 4, 2020. For the most current election-related information, visit the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Elections website at elections.pottcounty-ia.gov.
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