No Passport Processing after 3 pm Friday, March 1st

By Auditor | February 28, 2024

The O’Brien County Auditor’s Office will not be processing passport applications after 3 pm Friday, March 1st.  We will resume regular service hours on March 4th.

City/School Election Results ~ Official

By Auditor | November 7, 2023

Please click the link below for election results for O’Brien County.  Final results for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Sheldon and South O’Brien Schools and the City of Sheldon will be canvasses on November 21st.  This final canvass totals all of the Counties that are a part of each of these entities. Official Results Election Results – Secretary of … Read more

2023 City/School Elections November 7, 2023

By Auditor | October 9, 2023

PUBLIC TEST OF VOTER EQUIPMENT The public test of O’Brien County’s voter equipment to be used in the November 7, 2023 Combined City/School Election will commence at 9:00 a.m. on November 3, 2023 in the O’Brien County Courthouse and will continue until completed. The public is invited to attend. For further information, please contact the … Read more

Official 2022 General Election Results

By Auditor | November 8, 2022

Final Results 2022 General Election  


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

Upcoming Elections

  • June 4, 2024 - Primary Elections
  • November 5, 2024 - General Elections

Voting Precincts

Voters will cast their votes at their General Election polling places for all elections unless otherwise indicated.  The following precincts have been established effective January 15, 2022 for all City, School, Primary or General Elections:

Precinct                                                      Voting Location

Precinct 1     Carroll-Floyd                              Crossroads Pavilion 301 34th Ave. - Sheldon

Precinct 2     Franklin                                      Sanborn Community Center 225 Main St. - Sanborn

Precinct 3     Hartley-Lincoln-Omega             Hartley Community Center  820 2nd St. NE- Hartley

Precinct 4    Sheldon 1st Ward                        Crossroads Pavilion 301 34th Ave. - Sheldon

Precinct 5   Sheldon 2nd Ward                       Crossroads Pavilion 301 34th Ave. - Sheldon

Precinct 6   Sheldon 3rd Ward                        Crossroads Pavilion 301 34th Ave. - Sheldon

Precinct 7  Summit-Center-Dale-Highland     Cthouse Assembly Rm 155 S Hayes Ave. - Primghar

Precinct 8  Union-Baker-Caledonia                 City Hall 127 S Main St. - Paullina

Precinct 9  Waterman-Grant-Liberty               RL Johannsen Center  110 Ash St. - Sutherland

O’Brien County Auditor’s Office
155 S Hayes Ave.
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Phone: 712-957-3225

8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Barb Rohwer, Auditor

Maureen Thompson, Deputy Auditor

Rhea Schmalen, Deputy Auditor