Election information, with links to Primary, General, City, School and Special Elections can be found here.


Cedar County Auditor
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772



Primary Election

General Election

City Election

School Election

Special Election 

Iowa State Association of Counties Presents:

Part 1: Registering to Vote
Part 2: Voting Absentee
Part 3: Voting on Election Day

An ACLU guide:
How to get your right to vote back after a felony conviction in Iowa

Cedar County Voting Precinct Map
City of Tipton Wards

West Branch 1-Federal Elections Only
West Branch 1-City and School Elections
(Effective January 15, 2012)


Register to Vote!  

Request Absentee Ballot!

Please mail your completed forms to:
Cedar County Auditor's Office
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772

*Please note: The request with your original signature needs to be sent to, and received by, our office before your ballot may be counted*


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Track Your Absentee Ballot


For more information and to download forms regarding Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosures:
Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board


- A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). In other words, primary elections are generally when each political party decides its nominee for the upcoming general election. Primaries are common in the United States, where they trace their origin to the progressive movement. Elsewhere in the world, the nomination of candidates is usually the responsibility of political parties and does not make use of the public apparatus for holding elections.

- A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections.

- A City Election is an election that occurs bi-annually on odd number years in November. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members for specific cities in Cedar County.

- A School Election is an election held every two years in September. School Elections are used to elect school board members for specific school districts located in and adjacent to Cedar County.

- A Special Election is any election that is not a regular scheduled election. The election may be called for by any taxing authority in Cedar County, including city councils, the county board of supervisors, school boards or by any other governing body for any purpose authorized or required as defined by the Code of Iowa.