Buena Vista County
Elections

Welcome to
Buena Vista County Elections

The Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes. This site is designed to be a resource for residents looking to learn how to vote, find their elected officials, learn about becoming a candidate, or find past or upcoming election information.

Upcoming & Recent Elections

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News

FAQ

Q.

Can an independent vote in a primary election?

A.

Yes and No. In Iowa, you must be a member of a political party (in 2020: Republican and Democrat) to vote in a primary election. However, anyone* can change parties on Election Day and vote. For independents to vote they must declare a political party.

*Precinct election officials may not change political parties within 30 days of an election.

Q.

Do absentee ballots even get counted?

A.

Yes. There is a myth that absentee ballots only get counted if the election is close, however, this is not true. Under Iowa law, every ballot must be counted.

Buena Vista County Voter Registration

Updated April 27, 2022
Republican
3,912
No Party
2,948
Democratic
2,485
Other
70
Total Registered Voters: 9,415
This webpage was printed on July 2, 2022. For the most current election-related information, visit the Buena Vista County, Iowa, Elections website at https://bvcountyelections.iowa.gov.
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