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.

2020 Caucus Sites

The Caucuses will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Voters attending who need to make an address change or party affiliation change on their Voter Registration are encouraged to arrive early at their caucus site. Please click on the link for a list of the individual Republican and Democrat caucus sites.

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. Please note an absentee ballot request cannot be accepted by the Auditor's Office more than 120 days before an election.

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

Iowa's Campaign Finance Laws

New Voter ID Laws

Election Maps - Washington County

Election Maps - Washington City

Election Maps - School Districts