Auditor Election Information
Given the authority by Iowa Code, the County Auditor serves as Voter Registrar and Commissioner of Elections. The Auditor conducts all federal, state, county, city, school, and special elections. We maintain and update the voter registration database for all registered voters, prepare the printing of ballots and/or programming of voting machines as well as ordering election supplies, train precinct election officials and provide information to see that election laws of Iowa are obeyed.
After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved, and issues certificates of election to the proper persons. Some election records are maintained permanently, others for a specified period of time.
Voter Registration Information
When you pre-register, your name will appear on the election register at your polling place. This allows you to sign in quickly when you arrive on Election Day.
If you were not able to pre-register to vote, you may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently live.
Voter pre-registration deadlines:
- 10 days before General and Primary elections
- 11 days before all other elections
Qualified registrants in Iowa are:
- Citizens of the United States
- Residents of Iowa
- At least 17 ½ years old (must be 18 years old by Election Day to vote. This includes the Primary Election.)
Qualified registrants in Iowa are not:
- Convicted felons (unless the felon's voting rights have been restored by the president or governor, see Restoration of Rights)
- Currently judged incompetent to vote by a court
- Claiming the right to vote in any other place
If you do not meet all these qualifications, you cannot register to vote.
For more information, see the "Helpful Links" tab below.
Absentee Ballot Information
Due to a provision in state law added as part of the implementation of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), ALL absentee ballot requests must be made on the official Secretary of State form, which you will find by clicking on the "Download Voter Registration Forms" drop down tab below.
Helpful Election Links
Download Voter Registration Forms
MAIL OR DELIVER YOUR COMPLETED FORMS TO:
Wright County Auditor's Office
PO Box 147
Clarion, IA 50525
Wright County Precinct Map
Polling Place Change News Release
NOTICE OF PRECINCT POLLING PLACE CHANGE FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS
Public Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors in the Big 6 Precinct, Wright County, Iowa, that the following polling place for all Primary and General elections has changed:
Big 6 Precinct: Now will vote in the basement of the Wright County Courthouse located at 115 N Main St., Clarion, rather than the ISU Extension Office in Clarion.
At said elections, all qualified electors in Norway, Dayton, Lake, Lincoln, Grant and Wall Lake Townships, Wright County, Iowa, are hereby notified to appear at the above mentioned address for all future Primary and General Elections.
For a full list of Wright County polling places, please visit: http://www.wrightcounty.org/elections/index.php
Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle; a ballot shall be brought curbside for that voter’s convenience.
For further information, please contact the auditor’s office at 515.532.2771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections