The Boone County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections administers federal, state, county, city, school and special elections held in the county. The Auditor also serves as the County Registrar of Voters.
Upcoming Election: General Election, November 8, 2016
Iowa law requires that a person be a registered voter to participate in an election. There are several ways you may register – in person at the Auditor’s Office (Boone County Courthouse 2nd Floor, 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday), through the mail, or at your polling place on election day. You also can register at driver’s license stations and public assistance agencies. As of January 1, 2016 you can register to vote electronically. You can find the electronic system at: www.sos.iowa.gov, then click on "Register to Vote", or www.iowadot.gov, then click on "Online Services", or mymvd.iowadot.gov. Every time you move within the county or in Iowa, it is recommended that you update your voter registration. If you're not registered in your current county by the preregistration deadline, you will be required to show proof of identity and proof of address on Election Day.
If you have questions about voter registration, you may call the Boone County Auditor’s office at 515-433-0502 or check the Secretary of State’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
Where Do I Go To Vote?
For Primary and General elections, Boone County is divided into fifteen voting districts or precincts. The Secretary of State’s website has a search feature to determine your polling place. For city and school elections, your polling place may be different. That information is printed on your voter registration card, or you may call the Boone County Auditor’s office at 515-433-0502.
Boone County Polling Places: Primary & General Elections
|BN1 - Boone 1||Boone County Fairgrounds -
1601 Industrial Park Rd - Boone
|BN2 - Boone 2||DMACC - Gym Entrance
1125 Hancock Dr - Boone
|BN3 - Boone 3||First Evangelical Free Church-Multipurpose Room
1407 Kate Shelley Dr - Boone
|BN4 - Boone 4 and Des Moines Twp||Ericson Public Library –
702 Greene St - Boone
|BN5 - Boone 5||Courthouse – 1st Floor
201 State St - Boone
|MD1 - Madrid 1||Madrid Community Room
303 S Water St - Madrid
|MD2 - Madrid 2||Madrid Community Room
303 S Water St - Madrid
|MD3 - Madrid 3||Madrid Community Room
303 S Water St - Madrid
|OG - Ogden||Leonard Good Comm Center
114 SW 8th - Ogden
|RP1 - Rural Precinct 1(Colfax and Garden Twps; Sheldahl)||Madrid Public Library –
100 W 3rd St - Madrid
|RP2 - Rural Precinct 2 (Cass, Douglas, and Worth Twps; Luther)||
Luther Community Room
RP3 Rural Precinct 3 (Peoples & Union Twps; Berkley)
|County Shed - Berkley
262 284th St - Perry
|RP4 - Rural Precinct 4 (Amaqua, Beaver, Marcy
& Yell Twps; Beaver)
|Leonard Good Public Library
208 W Mulberry St - Ogden
RP5 - Rural Precinct 5 (Grant & Pilot Mound Twps; Fraser, Boxholm & Pilot Mound)
Pilot Mound Community Room
RP6 - Rural Precinct 6 (Dodge, Harrison, and
Boone County Fairgrounds -
Voting Absentee (In school board elections Boone County is responsible for conducting Boone, Madrid, Ogden and United School Board Elections. Control county for each school district is determined by which county has the most property value for the school district. Absentee ballots will be sent by the county auditor responsible for conducting that school district election).
Voters may cast an absentee ballot in any election. A written absentee ballot request must be received from the voter for each election and each voter must sign their own request. You may fill out an official absentee request form or you may submit a written request on a piece of paper no smaller than 3x5 inches. This request must contain the following information:
• Date of Birth
• Address (this must be a street address, not a PO Box)
• Mailing address for the absentee ballot, if different from the address where you are registered
• Political Party affiliation – for Primary elections only
• Name and/or Date of election (e.g. General Election, November 8, 2016 )
• Signature and date
Please send request forms or written requests to:
Boone County Auditor's Office
201 State St.
Boone, IA 50036
You may vote absentee by mail, or in person at the Auditor’s Office. You are not allowed to take a ballot home with you. Iowa law requires that you either vote in the Auditor’s Office, or have the ballot sent to you by mail. If you receive your ballot by mail, you may either return the voted ballot by mail (return postage is already paid) or return it in person to the Auditor’s office. For more information on voting absentee, you may visit the Secretary of State absentee site or call the Boone County Auditor’s office at 515-433-0502.
If you are a Boone County resident not living in one of the 4 school districts listed above you will need to contact the auditor's office of the control county for your school district.
Story County is control county for Ballard, Gilbert and Roland/Story School Districts.
Polk County is control county for North Polk School District.
Dallas County is control county for Perry and Woodward/Granger School Districts.
Greene County is control county for Greene County Community School District.
Webster County is control county for SE Webster/Grand School District.
Hamilton County is control county for South Hamilton and Stratford School Districts.
This link will assist you in getting contact information for the control county auditor's office: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html.
Military and Overseas voters – absentee information
Who Represents Me?
Find your State and Federal Legislators: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find
Results can be found here for recent elections after the official canvass.
Campaign Finance Information
• Iowa Ethics and Campaign Finance Disclosure Board
Would You Like to Be a Precinct Election Official?
The major responsibility of a Precinct Election Official is to provide each person who is eligible to vote the opportunity to do so while assuring the privacy and secrecy of each vote. The number of officials needed varies by precinct and by election depending on the expected number of voters; therefore, you may not always be asked to work.
Requirements to be a Precinct Election Official:
• Must be registered to vote in Boone County
• Cannot be an opposed candidate or closely related to any opposed candidate on the ballot
• Willing to attend trainings
• Have energy and stamina for a long day
• Enjoy people and service to others along with being a team player
• Willing to accept a small payment for a BIG service
Duties of a Precinct Election Official:
• Attend training before each election they are assigned to work
• Arrive an hour before the polls open to set up the polling place and voting equipment
• Take the official oath, binding them to be impartial and ensure the integrity of the election
• Verify that persons are eligible and qualified to vote
• Instruct voters how to properly mark their ballots and how to use the voting equipment
• Close the polling place, complete paperwork and clean up the area
To add your name to the list, send us the following information:
• Home and/or cell phone number(s)
• Comfortable using a computer? yes or no
You may mail your information to Boone County Auditor – Elections, 201 State St, Boone IA 50036 or email it to email@example.com