Elections

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 Crawfordsville Special Election - August 28, 2018

Absentee ballots for the August 28, 2018 Crawfordsville special city election are now available in the Washington County Auditor's Office. To view the offical news release please follow the link.

The deadline to pre-register for the August 28, 2018 Crawfordsville special city election to be held in Washington County, is Friday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates for this election are Tom Conrad and Catherine E. Williams. To view the official news release please follow the link.

Mid-Prairie School Board Special Election - August 28, 2018

Absentee ballots for the August 28, 2018 special school election to be held in the Mid-Prairie Community School District are now available in the Washington County Auditor's Office. To view the offical news release please follow the link.

The deadline to pre-register for the August 28, 2018 special school election to be held in the Mid-Prairie Community School District is Friday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates for this election are Randy Billups and Emily Uhl. To view the official news release please follow the link.

General Election - November 6, 2018

The Washington County Auditor's Office is now accepting nomination papers for non-party offices which will appear on the November 2018 General Election ballot. The deadline for filing is August 29, at 5:00 p.m. Terms of County Hospital Board, Agricultural Extension Council, Soil Conservation Commission, Brighton Township Clerk/Trustee and Clay Township Clerk/Trustee will be filled at this election. To view the official news release please follow the link.

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.

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Election Maps - Washington County

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