The Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium (IPAC) is an e-pollbook tool that is owned and governed by it’s 82 member counties. IPAC’s goal is to provide an efficient and compliant election process for the voters of Iowa.
The IPAC software and program was developed in 2008 under the guidance and direction of former Cerro Gordo County Auditor, Ken Kline. After witnessing his county’s Precinct Election Officials (PEOs) struggle with enforcing the new election laws. Ken Kline and a team of IT staff began developing an in-house e-pollbook software program to assist the PEOs with processing of voters on Election Day. Precinct Atlas was created, and the software was first used for a Cerro Gordo County special election in 2009.
In 2013 Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium (IPAC) was formed through 28E agreements between counties to provide organizational structure and to purchase license distribution rights from Cerro Gordo County.
IPAC is currently operational in eighty-two (82) counties at the extent and discretion of the county auditor. Within the current membership there is a potential of Precinct Atlas pollbooks to be in 1,384 polling locations across Iowa. IPAC contracts with the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) to manage the program.