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 most recent City election was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

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. 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. 

Nomination papers can be obtained on the Secretary of State website or by visiting Urbandale City Hall, 3600 86th Street. 

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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