Elections for city officials such as Mayor or Councilmembers are handled by the County. The City of Urbandale is located in two counties, Polk County and Dallas County. The most recent City election was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Councilmembers and the Mayor are elected for four-year terms. Information on requirements for candidacy can be found in the Candidate's Guide to Regular City Election prepared by the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State.