A registered voter may vote an absentee ballot at the Auditor's office, or may request that one be mailed to you by filling out an Official Absentee Ballot Request form. You can get this official form by contacting the Auditor's Office or by clicking here.
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The County Auditor has a variety of functions and duties. The main functions are:
Preparing and certifying tax levies
Maintaining financial records
Performs accounting and payroll functions for all county departments
Prepares the county budget
Prepares county's annual financial report
Audits budgets for all other local jurisdictions
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
Schedules Board of Supervisors agenda
Provides public access to Board minutes, plat and transfer books
Schedules courthouse meeting rooms
Drainage minutes and assessments
Commissioner of Elections
Issues absentee ballots
Trains election workers and conducts elections
Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records
Processes instruments of property conveyance and owner
Name changes for tax statements
The Office of County Auditor Info
The Office of County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851, in the first Code of Iowa, and then to the Clerk of Court in 1861, with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970s.
The County Auditor is an elected position, with a term of four years.
For more information about Iowa County Auditors visit the Iowa State Association of County Auditors website at: IowaAuditors.org. There you will find detailed information about elections, real estate, and much more.