Candidate Information


County Auditor & Court House
227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5700
Fax: 712.328.4740
TDD: 712.328.5634 or 800.735.2942
Email: Pottawattamie County Elections


General Information

Visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website for general information including FAQs, nomination papers, filling deadlines and other useful information.

Absentee Ballot Request Form with Receipt

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Campaign Ethics and Disclosure Board

For information about candidate’s ethics and campaign filling responsibilities and deadlines visit the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.

Campaign Finance

Below you will find forms regarding candidate and committee information when running for office.  For more information please visit the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.

Ballot Issue PAC
City Candidate Committee Guide
City PAC
County Candidate Committee Guide
County Central Committee
County PAC
Campaign Finance Issues
School Board or Other Political Subdivision Candidate Committee Guide

Voter Lists

Voter lists are made available to Candidates upon request and there may be a charge.  Lists and registration records may be used only:

  • To request a registrant’s vote at an election
  • For a genuine political purpose
  • For bona fide political research
  • For a bona fide official purpose by an elected official

For more information or to request a list please click here.

Poll Watching

Candidates, political parties and organizations, and groups representing a side on a ballot issue may designate someone to be a poll watcher on Election Day.  Poll watchers are allowed to observe the election process and challenge voters whom the believe are not qualified to vote.

For  more information or to designate someone as a pollwatcher please view the documents below.

Poll Watcher’s Guide
Poll Watcher’s Brochure
Poll Watcher’s Designation Form

In the Spotlight

Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.