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

Notice of Special Election

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Iowa House District 22
Sample Ballot

The polls will be open on said day from 7:00 A. M. to 9:00 P. M.

 Polling locations for said election shall be as follows:

ABSENTEE      Courthouse–227 S Sixth St., Council Bluffs

CB 10A New Horizon Presbyterian Church 30 Valley View Dr, Council Bluffs
CB 10B New Horizon Presbyterian Church 30 Valley View Dr, Council Bluffs
Avoca Avoca American Legion Hall 112 N Elm St, Avoca
Carson Carson Community Center 316 S Commercial St, Carson
Crescent Crescent Fire Hall 102 W Florence St, Crescent
Garner New Horizon Presbyterian Church 30 Valley View Dr, Council Bluffs
Hancock Hancock Fire Hall 2207 N Main St , Hancock
Lewis 1 First Christian Church 20794 HWY 92, Council Bluffs
Lewis 2 Salem Methodist Church 14955 Somerset, Council Bluffs
Macedonia Macedonia City Hall 322 Main St, Macedonia
McClelland McClelland Town Hall 117 Main St, McClelland
Minden Minden United Church 106 Lincoln St, Minden
Neola Neola Community Center 110 4th St, Neola
Oakland Oakland City Hall 614 Dr Van Zee Rd, Oakland
Treynor Treynor Community Center 13 W Main, Treynor
Underwood UMBA Hall 300 2nd Ave, Underwood

At said election computer readable ballots will be used and the ballots prepared therefore shall appear in substantially the following form:

At said election all of the qualified electors of the cities of Avoca, Carson, Crescent, Hancock, Macedonia, McClelland, Minden, Neola, Oakland, Treynor, Underwood and a portion of Council Bluffs and townships of Garner, Lewis 1, Lewis 2, Knox, Pleasant, Carson, Crescent, Lake, Rockford, Valley, Macedonia, Hardin, Minden, York, Neola, Boomer, Belknap, James, Washington, Keg Creek, Silver Creek, Norwalk and Hazel Dell, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, are hereby notified to appear at the time and place specified herein.  All voters are also advised as to the requirements of voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in said election.

Absentee ballots are available upon written request from Melvyn J. Houser, Auditor, P.O. Box 649, Council Bluffs, Iowa  51502 or at the Auditor’s office, 2nd Floor County Courthouse, 227 S Sixth, Council Bluffs.

Curbside voting is available to any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place and has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.  For further information, please contact the county auditor’s office at the telephone number or email address listed below.

Phone: 712-328-5700

E-mail: elections@pottcounty-ia.gov

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Auditor Responsibilities and Service

  • Prepare and certify tax levies
  • Maintain financial records
  • Act as Commissioner of Elections
  • Keep real estate transfer records
  • Serve as clerk to the Board of Supervisors



The Election Department in the Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes.

For more information, please visit the Elections page.



Serving as the county Financial Officer, the Auditor’s Office is responsible for much of the county’s financial activities.

Taxes – Taxes are prepared annually by the Auditor’s Office and are due September 1st (Delinquent October 1st) and March 1st (Delinquent April 1st).

Levy Rates for the 2016-2017 Tax Year

Budget – The County Auditor is responsible for the preparation and calculation of the county budget. The Auditor compiles all department budget requests and submits same to the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors for final approval. After state certification, the County Auditor compiles all taxing authority budgets to levy the taxes.

Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Accounts Payable – The Auditor’s Office is charged with paying all of the bills incurred by every county department.  This includes daily, monthly and annual balancing with the Treasurer’s office.  County bills are required to be approved by the Board of Supervisors prior to payment.  The public may review all bills upon request.

Tax Credits – Iowa offers homestead, military, family farm, agricultural land and disabled credits to eligible property owners. Disabled credit applications are available in the Treasurer’s Office. All other credit applications are available in the Assessor’s Office.

Payroll – The Auditor’s Office is responsible for the payroll for the more than 400 county employees.  Payroll is responsible for the 26 annual pay periods, withholding reports, insurance related matters, and the IPERS retirement plan.


Real Estate

The Auditor is the overseer of the county plats. A copy of all documents dealing with the transfer of real estate recorded in the Recorder’s office is given to the Auditor’s office.

Each document is proofed for accuracy and chain of title. The document is then entered into the transfer record.

Plat & transfer records are maintained showing the ownership of all parcels of land for taxation purposes.

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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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