Given the authority by Iowa Code, the County Auditor serves as Voter Registrar and Commissioner of Elections. The Auditor conducts all federal, state, county, city, school, and special elections. We maintain and update the voter registration database for all registered voters, prepare the printing of ballots and/or programming of voting machines as well as ordering election supplies, train precinct election officials and provide information to see that election laws of Iowa are obeyed.

After an election, the Auditor certifies the results to the state or to the political subdivision involved, and issues certificates of election to the proper persons. Some election records are maintained permanently, others for a specified period of time.

In 2021, Iowa Legislation adopted new election laws, to better understand their impact on you, the voter, please check out this FAQ 
 - 2021 Election Law Changes

We have established the following links to help you better understand the voting process, options to serve Franklin County residents, and more!  

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National Voter Registration Month
Official Proclamation by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors
WHEREAS, registering to vote empowers eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on Election Day and
WHEREAS, Iowa consistently ranks among the Top 10 states in the nation for voter registration and voter participation, with more than two-million residents currently registered to vote; and
WHEREAS, Iowa’s voter registration process is easier and more convenient than ever before, with online voter registration, Election Day registration, and applications available through government agencies across the state, and
WHEREAS, the State of Iowa’s online voter registration system enables citizens to register to vote and update their registration status quickly and easily, any time of day; and
WHEREAS, we encourage all interested citizens and all appropriate media outlets and civic organizations to participate in this non-partisan voter registration awareness campaign to encourage the maximum participation of qualified voters in Iowa. 
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, Franklin County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim September 2021 as National Voter Registration Month and Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, as National Voter Registration Day

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Voting in Franklin County5 documents

  • Precinct Election Official Application
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  • Where do I vote? Find Your Polling Place
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  • Franklin County Precinct Map
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  • Hampton Precinct Map
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  • Supervisor District Map
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Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Forms7 documents

  • Ethics Board Letter to Candidates, Parties, and Local PACs
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  • City Candidate Committee Guide
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  • County Candidate Committee Guide
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  • School Board/Other Political Subdivision Candidate Committee Guide
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  • County Central Committee
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  • City PAC
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  • County PAC
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