City Election

Election Information

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 last City election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

A special election will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, for residents to vote on whether the City should design, construct, and outfit the U-Plex and associated amenities. The language on the ballot will read: “Shall the City of Urbandale, Iowa, issue its General Obligation Bonds or Capital Loan Notes in an amount not exceeding the amount of $43,000,000 for the purpose of designing, constructing, equipping, and furnishing a new community recreation complex, with related recreational site improvement.”

Where do I vote and am I registered to vote?

As part of redistricting, your polling place may have changed. To find your place to vote, and to check if you're registered to vote, please visit this website before each election to verify your location and voter information. County auditors must finalize polling places by 20 days before the election, but polling place locations could change due to an emergency.


Councilmembers and the Mayor are elected for four-year terms. If you are interested in finding out more about Urbandale’s elections or candidacy, contact the City Clerk's Office at (515) 331-6702 or send an e-mail.

Absentee Voting for Dallas County Residents

Absentee ballots and information for Dallas County residents can be found here.

Absentee Voting for Polk County Residents

Absentee ballots and information for Polk County residents can be found here.

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