Duties & Responsibilities
The Commissioner of Elections is responsible for all federal, state, and county elections including city, school, and special elections.
The Auditor's Office receives nomination papers and public measures to be placed on ballots.
The Commissioner prepares and monitors the processing of all the absentee ballots in order to aid voters who are unable to be at the polls on election day.
As custodian of the election, the commissioner certifies the results of the state or local entity involved and issues certificate of election to the proper person.
Absentee Ballots Now Available
Absentee ballots for the August 1, 2017 Special City Election for hotel/motel tax, City of Washington, are now available in the Washington County Auditor's Office. For more detailed information please click on the official press release.
City Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4 can vote at the Washington County Courthouse, 222 W Main St, Washington, IA 52353. Polls will be open from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P.M. Only City of Washington residents will be allowed to vote in this election.
Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot Request Forms
To print off a voter registration form or an absentee ballot request form please click on the specific link below. Once printed, please fill out completely and mail it to Washington County Auditor's Office, P.O. Box 889, Washington, IA 52353.
Be sure to watch all three of our videos to find out how county auditors bring you free, fair and honest elections in the state of Iowa. Join Tim, who is portraying the county auditor in the video series, as he explains how voting works in Iowa and to show the involvement of your county auditor.