Polk County Auditor

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General Election 2018

General Election November 6, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the qualified electors of the County of Polk, State of Iowa, that the General Election has been called and ordered to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  The polls will be open from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Visit our General Elec…


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Have You Moved Recently? Update Voter Registration Information

Have you moved recently?  Update your voter registration by October 27 to avoid delays on Election Day.  Visit https://tinyurl.com/updateVR First - Verify your voter registration information Second, if needed - update your registration information using one on the options below  If you have …


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2018 Early Voting - Satellite Absentee Voting Sites

VOTING MADE EASY POSTER Polk County voters may cast a ballot at any of the satellite absentee voting locations.   Des Moines Satellite Absentee Voting Locations October 15 - October 31, 2018 Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Saturday October 27 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Click on facility name for …


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2018 Early Voting - Single Day Petitioned Satellite Absentee Voting Sites

Single Day Petitioned Satellite Absentee Voting Sites Official Publication Thursday - October 11, 2018 One Day only (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Click on facility name for map Drake University - Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave., Des Moines Campus Map Grandview University - Student Center 2811 E. 14…


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2018 Polk County Dog License

Delinquent after June 30, 2018 - The Polk County Auditor’s Office issues dog licenses to citizens that live in UNINCORPORATED Polk County. We also issue dog licenses for cities that do not issue licenses per a Polk County ordinance: Ordinance No. 136 Concerning Licensing of Dogs and Control of A…


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Watershed Boundaries

November 2017 – We all live in a watershed.  In Polk County we start in the Upper Mississippi watershed and are sub-divided into smaller area units.  The USGS HUC 8, HUC 10, and HUC 12 watershed boundaries have been added to the Polk County Auditor GIS website to help visualize the location of wa…


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National Change Of Address

National Change of Address Postcard Mailing FAQs Getting election mail for someone that no longer resides at your address? Every year our office compares address changes made by residents to the U.S. Post Office with the Polk County voter registration rolls. This is required by the National Voter…


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Census Data Released

March 2018 - The (July 1, 2017) County census population estimate released.  Polk County population is estimated at 481,830 +51,190 since 2010 Link  American Community Survey Latest demographic and housing information for Polk County, Iowa.  US Census released the ACS results on December 7,2017 (…


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Main Office

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3080

Fax: (515) 286-3608

Email

Election Office

George Paletta Building
120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3247

Fax: (515) 286-2099

Email

Central Accounting

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 315
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3753

Fax: (515) 323-5253

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