Register to Vote


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

To Register to vote in Iowa you must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A resident of Iowa
  • At least 17 1/2 years old and turn 18 by Election Day

You cannot vote in Iowa if you have been convicted of a felony (unless your rights have been restored), have been judged to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court, or claim the right to vote in another state.

Register to Vote Online

You can now register to vote or update your voter registration online through the Iowa DOT if you have an Iowa Driver’s License or state issued non-operator’s indentification. Click here to register.

Download a Printable Voter Regisration Form

Click here to download a voter registration form to complete and return to the Pottawattamie County Auditor’s Office.

Verify that You are Registered to Vote

Click here to visit the Iowa Secretary of State website to verify that you are registered to vote and that your information is current.

Election Day Regisration

If you are planning on registering to vote on Election Day at your polling place, please visit the Secretary of State’s page for more information on what you are required to bring with you.

Restoration of Voter Eligibility

For information regarding restoration of citizenship/voting rights (e.g., for those with previous felony convictions), please visit the Governor’s office website.

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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.