Doreen Pliner
Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
701 Central Avenue | Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-7175     
Fax: 515-574-3714
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm


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Upcoming Elections

June 7th 2022- Primary Election
The polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and will close at 8:00 P.M.

Absentee Voting by Mail
Request Absentee Ballot: 1st Day: Tuesday, March 29,2022 – Last Day: Monday, May 23, 2022
Absentee Ballots Mailed: 1st Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Last Day: Monday, May 23, 2022

Absentee Voting In-Person at Webster County Auditor's Office
1st Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Last Day: Monday, June 6, 2022 

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PRIMARY CANDIDATES

Democrat Candidates Republican Candidates
United States Senator United States Senator
Abby Finkenauer Jim Carlin
Michael Franken Chuck Grassley
Glenn Hurst  
United States Representative District 4 United States Representative District 4
Ryan Melton Randy Feenstra
Governor Governor
Deidre DeJear Kim Reynolds
Secretary of State Secretary of State
Joel Miller Paul D. Pate
Eric Van Lancker  
Auditor of State Auditor of State
Rob Sand Todd Halbur
  Mary Ann Hanusa
Treasurer of State Treasurer of State
Michael L. Fitzgerald Roby Smith
Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture
John Norwood Mike Naig
Attorney General Attorney General
Tom Miller Brenna Bird
State Senator District 4 State Senator District 4
No Candidate Tim Kraayenbrink
State Representative District 7 State Representative District 7
No Candidate Mike Sexton
State Representative District 8 State Representative District 8
No Candidate Ann Meyer
Webster County Board of Supervisor District 1 Webster County Board of Supervisor District 1
Tommy Coleman Todd Wayne Bingham
  Troy Anderson
  Austin V. Hayek
Webster County Board of Supervisor District 4 Webster County Board of Supervisor District 4
Niki Conrad Reggie Simmons
Webster County Attorney Webster County Attorney
Darren D. Driscoll No Candidate
Webster County Recorder Webster County Recorder
Lindsay Laufersweiler No Candidate
Webster County Treasurer Webster County Treasurer
Brenda L. Angstrom No Candidate



Polling places will be as follows:

Precinct  Location  Address
Badger-Cooper-Newark Township Badger Fire Station 150 1st Ave SE; Badger, IA 50516
Burnside-Elkhorn-Otho-Pleasant Valley-Sumner Township Otho Community Center 220 Rake St; Otho, IA 50569
Clay-Fulton-Johnson-Roland Township Moorland Community Center 416 3rd St; Moorland, IA 50566
Colfax-Hardin-Washington-Webster-Yell Township Duncombe Tornado Shelter 510 Folger St; Duncombe, IA 50532
Dayton Township Dayton Community Center 104 1st St NW; Dayton, IA 50530
Deer Creek-Jackson Township Clare Community Center 520 E Front St; Clare IA 50524
Fort Dodge 1 First Congregational United Church of Christ 1611 Williams Dr; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 2 First Presbyterian Church 1111 5th Ave N; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 3 Lion's Den (Izaak Walton) 731 Exposition Dr; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 4 and Douglas Township First Covenant Church 201 Avenue H; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 5 Prairie Lakes Church 200 Avenue O; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 6 Lion's Den (Izaak Walton) 731 Exposition Dr; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 7 Fort Dodge City Hall-A 819 1st Ave S; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 8 Fort Dodge City Hall-B 819 1st Ave S; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 9 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1023 S 27th St; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 10 Fort Dodge Community School District Central Office  109 N 25th St; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 11 Church of Nazareen 1250 N 24th St; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Fort Dodge 12 Trinity Methodist Church 838 N 25th St; Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Gowrie-Lost Grove Township Gowrie Community Center 1206 Market St; Gowrie, IA 50543

 



Responsibilities
The County Auditor has a variety of functions and duties. The main functions are:

  • Preparing and certifying tax levies
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Commissioner of Elections
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records

The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the County (schools, cities, townships, etc) by applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the Assessor, and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total. These figures are then certified to the County Treasurer's Office. Many of the records prepared in the Auditor's office are maintained permanently and are available for public use.

Financial duties of the auditor include the preparation of the County's budget from material submitted by its departments and other agencies and issuing payment of all services, materials, and payroll charged to the County. The Auditor then maintains a ledger for each department in the County throughout the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The Auditor also keeps and maintains permanent financial records for the County. Many financial reports are published for public information.

As clerk to the Board of Supervisors, the Auditor may perform a variety of duties depending on the size of the County. The Auditor may accept petitions, register complaints, or act on routine business in the absence of the Board. The Auditor often prepares Board meeting agendas, notifies the media, attends all Board meetings keeps and records Board meeting minutes, and publishes the proceedings in the official County newspapers. The Auditor initiates bid notices, solicits proposals for County contracts for materials and services, and receives contract proposals. Official papers dealing with Board of Supervisors' business are referenced and maintained by the Auditor.

As Commissioner of Elections, the Auditor is in charge of all regular and special elections in the County - federal, state, county, city, and school district. The Auditor prepares and supervises the printing of ballots and/or programming of voting machines as well as ordering all election supplies. The Auditor also conducts training for precinct election officials, and provides information to see that the election laws of Iowa are obeyed. This is an important trust placed in the Auditor's care. Assurance that the voting process is conducted according to the law is very important. The Auditor provides public information for, and conducts voter registration efforts in the County. The Auditor maintains all official voter registration records. 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.

The County Auditor enters and maintains records of all real estate transfers in the count. The Auditor deeps the plat maps and transfer books currents, so that the public can examine the books to determine property ownership. The Auditor's office works closely with area realtors, attorneys, property owners and other individuals who deal with real estate transactions.

Interacting with the AuditorA citizen may register to vote at the Auditor's office.

A registered voter may vote an absentee ballot at the Auditor's office, or may request in writing from that office that an absentee ballot be mailed.

Information concerning the ownership, valuation and taxation of property in the County is available from the Auditor's office.

A citizen may schedule and appointment with the Board of Supervisors by contacting the County Auditor.
Public information about budgets, taxes, county expenditures, elections, and the proceedings of the

Board of Supervisors is available for examination in the Auditor's office.

History of the Office of County AuditorThe office of County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851, in the first Code of Iowa, and then to the Clerk of Court in 1861, with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970's.

The County Auditor is an elected position, with a term of four years.