Auditor's Office


Auditor’s Office

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday  |  8 am – 4:30 pm  |  Subject to Cass County Holidays

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County Auditor:                     Kathy Somers

Deputy Auditors:                   Sheri Karns
Dorene South

Clerk:                                     Hannah Richter

Cass County Courthouse
5 West 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022

(712) 243 4570
fax: (712) 243-4572

Duties of the Auditor’s Office

County Commissioner of Elections

The auditor administers all federal, state, and local elections that take place in the county. Responsibilities include voter registrations, absentee voting, recruitment and training of precinct election officials, printing and counting ballots, receiving nomination papers and notifying voters of elections, certifying results to the state or political subdivision involved and issues certificates of election to the proper person.

County Registrar of Voters

The Auditor’s office maintains voter registration records and prepares the list of qualified voters for each election.

Verify Your Voter Registration and Poling Location: Use Secretary of State’s website to verify if you are registered to vote, and find your polling location for each election.    Voter Registration Form: Download and print a voter registration form from the Secretary of State’s website. Return the completed form to our office at 5 W 7th Street, Atlantic, IA  50022 with a “wet” signature. Iowa Code does not allow it to be sent by email.                                                                                                                                              Voting Assistance for Military and Overseas Citizens                                                                                                                                                                                                          Federal Voter Registration Forms in Additional Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                    Voter ID Frequently Asked Questions

Voting Information

Find your Precinct/Polling Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Iowa Congressional Districts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cass School Districts Precincts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Atlantic Wards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Atlantic Supervisor Districts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supervisor Districts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cass County Precincts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Senate Statewide Map                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    House Statewide Map

Clerk to Board of Supervisors

The Auditor prepares meeting agendas and notifies the media, maintains all official records of meeting minutes, Board voting records, resolutions, contracts, and correspondence. The office publishes the proceedings and other legal notices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Agendas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ordinances                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Resolutions


The Auditor receives and compiles budget information from the various county departments and presents it to the Board of Supervisors and monitors the budget throughout the fiscal year. Budgets of other governmental entities are filed with the Auditor such as: Schools, Cities, Townships, Agricultural Extension, Emergency Management, County Assessor, E911 Service Board, etc.

Financial Officer

The Auditor completes an annual financial report at the end of each fiscal year. Payroll is processed by this office. Claims for all services and materials rendered and charged to the various county departments are submitted to this office for payment.

Property Transfer and County Plats

The Auditor enters and maintains records of all real estate transfers in the county. The Auditor keeps the plat maps and transfer books current so the public can examine them and determine property ownership.


The Auditor receives the assessed valuations from the county assessor and applies the biannual equalization and annual rollback to produce the taxable valuation for each property in the county. The auditor processes taxes and produces a tax book for the county treasurer.


The Auditor processes cigarette licenses, beer & liquor permits for businesses in unincorporated areas.

Passport Acceptance Facility

The auditor’s office is a passport acceptance facility for the US Dept of State Federal Passport Agency.

Passport Information and Application

The Cass County Auditor’s Office is a passport acceptance agent for the US Department of State Federal Passport Agency.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Auditor’s office can assist U.S. citizens, who meet the passport application requirements, with obtaining a U.S. Passport Book or Passport Card.

The passport application is available in our office or may be accessed by clicking here Passport Application.

Items needed to apply for a Passport Book or Passport Card:

  1. 1. Passport application – print legibly in black ink. DO NOT sign until the application is presented to the accepting agent.
  2. One passport photos.
  3. A certified copy of your birth certificate and/or previous passport. The birth certificate must be issued from the state or the county, NOT the hospital.
  4. Driver’s license or other government issued photo ID.
  5. Two checks for each application. Money orders are acceptable. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
  6. Each person applying for a passport must present himself/herself to the acceptance agent, including a child.
  7.  Parental consent is needed for minor children:

If applicant is 16 or 17:

  •  Applicant must appear in person, sign application and show driver’s license.
  • Parental consent is required by at least one parent appearing in person with their driver’s license.

If applicant is UNDER 16:

  • Applicant must appear in person.
  • Parental consent is required by BOTH parents appearing in person with their driver’s license. Ask for details if one of the parents is unable to appear in person.

Passport applications are accepted in the Cass County, Iowa Auditor’s Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M..

For more information call the Auditor’s Office at 712.243.4570