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.

​City of Washington Special Election - July 10, 2018

Nomination papers are available at the Washington County Auditor's Office for City of Washington Ward 1 residents who are interested in running for a vacant council position on the Washington City Council. The special election for this office will be held July 10, 2018. The Petition must be accompanied by an Affidavit of Candidacy and should be filed with the Washington City Clerk. 

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.
To complete your voter registration online please follow the link below to the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

ISAC Voting in Iowa Videos

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.

​New Voter ID Laws

Election Maps - Washington County

Election Maps - Washington City

Election Maps - School Districts