Pottawattamie County

Elections COVID-19 Update

The Pottawattamie County Auditor's Office will be closed to the public indefinitely or until conditions have significantly improved.


COVID-19 Update

Polling Places & COVID-19

In an effort to keep our voters and Precinct Election Officials safe on Election Day we will be combining our polling places into just a handful of Regional Polling Places.  For a breakdown of where you will vote on Election Day take a look at the Regional Polling Places section on the 2020 Primary Election Page.  Please note that these are based off of where you normally vote and voters must go to the regional polling location that they have been assigned to.

To avoid potential long lines on Election Day 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.

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 may 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 elections@pottcounty-ia.gov 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 outside of the Courthouse.

In- Person Absentee Voting & COVID-19

Due to the temporary Courthouse closure, In-Person Absentee Voting will be available at the Elections Building, located at 508 S 6th St.  In-Person Absentee Voting is open May 4th through June 1st 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. 

More News

Absentee Ballot Drop Box Moved for 2020 General Election

October 8, 2020

Satellite Voting For 2020 General Election

October 8, 2020

Pottawattamie County announces two satellite voting locations for October 13th.

Absentee Ballot Request Forms to be Mailed

July 8, 2020

Polling Places Combined for 2020 Primary Election

May 27, 2020

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.

Combination of City and School Elections

Due to a recent law change, city and school elections will now be combined into one election, held in November of odd-numbered years.

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 July 27, 2021. For the most current election-related information, visit the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Elections website at elections.pottcounty-ia.gov.
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