2020 General Election – Notice & Sample Ballot now available

By Auditor | October 28, 2020

Notice of General Election Notice is hereby given that there will be a General Election in O’Brien County, Iowa at the following polling places in each of the seven voting precincts of said county on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The polls will open at all voting precincts as listed below at 7:00 a.m. and will Read More »

Saturday Hours for In-Person Early/Absentee Voting October 31st

By Auditor | October 26, 2020

The Auditor’s Office in Primghar will be open Saturday, October 31st from 9 am – 5 pm for in-person early/absentee voting.  Please remember to bring your photo ID with you.

In-person Early/Absentee Voting Ends at 5 pm November 2nd

By Auditor | October 26, 2020

The O’Brien courthouse is open for early voting starting Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm the week of October 26th.   Monday, November 2 will be the final day for In-person voting.  The office hours will be 8 am – 5 pm that day.  This is for all O’Brien County precincts. The Election Office Read More »


O’Brien County Auditor’s Office will not be taking Passport Applications from October 5th -November 3rd

By Auditor | October 1, 2020

Due to the need for social distancing and the anticipated in-person absentee voting, the O’Brien County Auditor’s Office will not be taking passport applications from October 5th – November 3rd.  If you have already scheduled an appointment during this time, we will honor your request.  We will resume processing applications on November 4, 2020.   Read More »

O’Brien County Courthouse Drop Box

By Auditor | September 24, 2020

The O’Brien County Courthouse now has an outdoor drop box available.  It is located on the east side of the courthouse next to the flag pole.  Please do not put election materials in the drop box (absentee ballots or requests for absentee ballots).  If you are uncomfortable bringing election materials into the courthouse, please call Read More »

O’Brien County Official 2020 Primary Election Results

By Auditor | June 2, 2020

Official Election Night Results


Did you know this about passports?

By Auditor | June 29, 2016

Many international travelers may not realize that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to enter certain foreign countries. U.S. citizens traveling on passports that expire in fewer than six months have increasingly been denied airline boarding or been detained upon arrival in certain foreign destinations. Check your passport if you are thinking of Read More »


The County Auditor is responsible for a variety of functions and duties. The main functions

  • Commissioner of Elections (federal, state, county, city and school district)
  • Preparing and certifying tax levies
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records
  • Maintains a drainage record for all drainage districts of the county
  • Payroll and Human Resources Manager