There are several ways to vote absentee:
Absentee ballots returned by mail to the Auditor’s office must be postmarked on or before the Monday immediately preceding the Election to be counted.
Instructions on how to vote your absentee ballot will be included with your ballot.
Would you like us to mail you an absentee ballot request form? Complete our online form to receive a request form in the mail.
Complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form and send it to:
Pottawattamie County Elections
P.O. Box 649
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Postage on your absentee ballot is prepaid so all you need to stick it back in the mail! If you would like to hand deliver your bllot back to the Courthouse there is now an absentee ballot drop box located on the north side of the Courthouse for you to securely drop off your ballot.
You may track your absentee ballot to ensure that it has been mailed to you and that it gets returned to the Auditor's Office.
Students from Pottawattamie County have several options when it comes to voting:
Under Iowa law the county auditor must send a bipartisan team of election officials to hand-deliver ballots to residents of health care facilities, assist in the voting of the residents, and return the ballots safely to the Auditor’s office where they are securely stored until they are counted. Voting at health care facilities is often coordinated through the activities department at each facility so please check with the staff to obtain a ballot request form to be brought a ballot.
Voters who are admitted to a hospital or health care facility in the three days immediately prior to an election may request an absentee ballot and it will be hand-delivered to them to vote and then returned to the Auditor’s office. Please contact the Auditor’s office immediately if you are hospitalized and would like to vote.