Palo Alto County Board Of Elections

Find Palo Alto County Iowa board of elections, elections departments, commissioners, supervisors, board of registrars, and registrar of voters. Boards of elections provide information on voter registration, voting results, absentee voting, and primary elections.


Palo Alto County Board of Elections 1010 Broadway Street Emmetsburg IA 50536 712-852-2924


About Palo Alto County Board of Elections

The Palo Alto County Board of Elections is a local government office responsible for carrying out virtually all aspects of public elections, including general elections, caucuses, primaries, special elections, and referenda in Palo Alto County, IA. The Palo Alto County Elections Department ensures the accuracy of election results and the fairness and legality of elections.

You may contact the Board of Elections for questions about:
  • Palo Alto County election results
  • Election poll locations
  • Registering to vote in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Voter records
  • Volunteering on Election Day
Palo Alto County Voter Records

Voter registrations, voter records and election results considered public records are available for public request in Palo Alto County, Iowa. While votes are considered private, Palo Alto County voter registrations and party affiliations are considered public information and can be accessed via the Palo Alto County Board of Elections.

Palo Alto County Elections Board Responsibilities
  1. Palo Alto County Voter Registration
  2. Election Planning and Preparedness
  3. Election Day Activities in Palo Alto County
Voter Registration

Palo Alto County voter registration entails maintaining the jurisdiction's list of registered voters and ensuring the accuracy of voter registration information. The Board of Elections processes and verifies voter registration applications submitted by Palo Alto County residents. The Board of Elections may also conduct outreach to eligible voters at regular intervals, to keep voter list information up to date.

Palo Alto County Elections Planning & Polls

As part of the election preparation process, the Board of Elections maintains information on Palo Alto County voting districts and establishes polling places for each district. The Board of Elections prepares Palo Alto County election ballots, ensuring the accuracy of candidates' names and the wording of any referendum or ballot questions. The Board of Elections also prepares and manages the issuance of IA absentee ballots and prepares ballots for vote-by-mail and early voting. The Board of Elections provides training for all Palo Alto County poll workers and volunteers. The maintenance of voting machines and related equipment is also under the responsibility of the Office. The Board of Elections ensures that all these tasks are completed in accordance with statutory schedules and deadlines.

Elections Day Activities in Palo Alto County, Iowa

On Election Day, the Palo Alto County Board of Registrars provides polling places with ballots, voting machines, personnel, and other resources. Throughout Election Day, the Board of Elections manages and monitors polling places and maintains communication with Iowa State officials regarding any issues or irregularities that arise. At the conclusion of voting, the Elections Board is responsible for tallying the results and reporting them to state officials and the public.