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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2017 City Primary Election Information


Upcoming Elections and Deadline Dates

Election Election Date Candidate Filling Period Voter Pre-Registration Deadline Absentee Ballot by Mail Request Deadline Last Day for In-person Absentee Voting Voted Absentee Ballot Must be Postmarked by:
City Primary
Oct 10 Aug 14 – Aug 31 Fri, Sept 29 Fri, Oct 6 Mon, Oct 9 Mon, Oct 9
Regular City Nov 7 Aug 28 – Sept 21 Fri, Oct 27 Fri, Nov 3 Mon, Nov 6 Mon, Nov 6
Avoca Run-off
(only if necessary)
Dec 5 N/A Mon,  Nov 27
(moved due to Thanksgiving)
Fri, Dec 1 Mon, Dec 4 Mon, Dec 4


Voter ID and Election Law Changes

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.


Check Out Our New App!

Our new election app is available on both Apple and Android phones for free! Just search for “Where U Vote Pottawattamie” on the app store to download.  Use the app to find out where and when you can vote!


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

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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