Emmet County Iowa Auditor's Office
Voting and Elections Information
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A citizen may register to vote at the Auditor’s office. For a registration form you may visit: the Iowa Voter Registration website
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.
For campaign committees and candidates who file personal financial disclosure statements, please click on Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to fill out and submit reports from your computer.
To run for an elected office you may get your affidavits of candidacy and nomination papers by either stopping at the Auditor’s office or by visiting the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.
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 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
- Registers voters
- 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.