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
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Voter ID and Election Law Changes

For any election held after January 1, 2018 voters must provide proof of identification in order to vote.  During 2018, voters who cannot provide ID will be asked to sign an additional oath verifying your identity and right to vote.  In 2019, voters who do not have ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification.  There are 6 approved types of identification that may be used:  an Iowa Driver’s License or Non-Operator ID, a Voter ID issued by the Secretary of State or the Auditor’s Office, a current US Passport, a US Military ID, or a US Veteran’s ID.

Video Courtesy of Johnson County, City of Iowa City

For more information on new voter identification requirements and other changes in Iowa’s election law, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s new informational page.

Iowa Election Law Changes Handout


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Check Out Our New App!

Our new election app is available on both Apple and Android phones for free! Visit our  “Where U Vote Pottawattamie” page to learn more.


Caucus Information

For information about the Iowa Caucuses, please visit either the Republican or Democratic Parties’ website.


For any Election questions you may email Pottawattamie County Elections


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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.