Voter Information
  • Tuesday, August 24: First day auditor's office can accept requests for mailed absentee ballots, 70 days before election day.
  • Tuesday, October 5: City Primary Election if needed, Iowa City and/or University Heights.
  • Monday, October 11: Johnson County does not observe the federal Columbus Day holiday and our office will be open.
  • Wednesday, October 13: First day absentee ballots can be mailed and first day in person early voting is allowed by state law. Note that ballots are not required to be ready by this date. More information on when voting will start will be available closer to Election Day.
  • Monday, October 18: Voter pre-registration deadline and deadline to request mailed ballot, 5 PM. In person early voting and election day registration are still available after this deadline.
  • Monday, November 1: Last day for in person early voting at auditor's office.
  • Tuesday, November 2: Election Day. Polls open 7 AM to 8 PM. Vote at regular polling places. All domestic mailed absentee ballots must arrive at auditor's office before the polls close at 8 PM in order to be counted.
Early Voting
  • Tuesday, August 24: First day auditor's office can accept requests for mailed absentee ballots, 70 days before election day.
  • Monday, October 4: Deadline to petition for satellite site. Contact our office for more information. Satellite site petition
  • Wednesday, October 13: First day absentee ballots can be mailed and first day in person early voting is allowed by state law. Note that ballots are not required to be ready by this date. More information on when voting will start will be available closer to Election Day.
  • Monday, October 18: Voter pre-registration deadline and deadline to request mailed ballot, 5 PM. In person early voting and election day registration are still available after this deadline.
  • Monday, November 1: Last day for in person early voting at auditor's office.
  • Tuesday, November 2: Election Day. All domestic mailed absentee ballots must arrive at auditor's office before the polls close at 8 PM in order to be counted.
Polling Places
Vote at regular polling places. Polls open 7 AM to 8 PM.
Candidate Information
Dates and Deadlines
Monday, August 9: First day to file, cities of Iowa City and University Heights. File with auditor's office.

Monday, August 23: First day to file, all cities other than Iowa City and University Heights, and all school districts. City candidates file with the auditor's office. School candidates file with the school district secretary.

Thursday, August 26: 5:00 PM filing deadline for cities of Iowa City and University Heights. An October 5 City Primary Election, if needed, would become official on this date.

Monday, September 6: Labor Day, office closed.

Thursday, September 16: 5:00 PM filing deadline, all cities other than Iowa City and University Heights, and all school districts.

Tuesday, October 5: City Primary Election if needed, Iowa City and/or University Heights.
Nomination Papers and Candidate Guides

Note: the requirement that each petition page include the name and contact information of the person collecting signatures has been repealed.

City Offices
Iowa City
All terms four years.

Filing period August 9 - 26. File at auditor's office.

City council At Large: Two to be elected. City Primary Election required if five or more candidates file. Candidates may live anywhere in the city. 125 signatures.

City Council District B: City Primary Election required if three or more candidates file. Candidates must live in District B (precincts 1, 6, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24).  143 signatures.

Iowa City Code, campaign contribution limits (no school districts and no other cities have limits)
Coralville

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 25 signatures.

Mayor (two year term)

City council (three to be elected, four year term)
Hills

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor (two year term)

City council (two to be elected, four year term)
Lone Tree
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor (two year term)

City council (three to be elected, four year term)

City council (one to be elected in a separate contest, two year term to fill vacancy)
North Liberty

All terms four years.

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 25 signatures.

Mayor

City council (two to be elected)

Oxford
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor (two year term)

City council (two to be elected, four year term)
Shueyville
All terms four years.

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor

City council (two to be elected)
Solon
All terms four years.

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

City council (three to be elected)
Swisher
All terms four years.

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

City council (two to be elected)
Tiffin
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor (two year term)

City council (three to be elected, four year term).
University Heights
All terms two years.

Filing period August 9 - 26. File at auditor's office. 10 signatures.

Mayor - primary required if three or more candidates file.

City council (five to be elected) - primary required if 11 or more candidates file.
West Branch
Contact Cedar County for more information.
School Offices
Iowa City Community School District
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at school district office. 50 signatures.

Board member (three to be elected, four year term)

Board member (one to be elected in a separate contest, two year term to fill vacancy)
Clear Creek Amana Community School District
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at school district office. 50 signatures.

Board member At Large (one to be elected, four year term)

Board member District 2 (one to be elected, four year term)

Board member District 4 (one to be elected, four year term)

Board member District 3 (one to be elected, two year term to fill a vacancy)

Clear Creek Amana Director District Map
Lone Tree Community School District
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at school district office. 17 signatures.

Board member (three to be elected, four year term)

Board member (one to be elected in a separate contest, two year term to fill vacancy)
 
Solon Community School District
Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at school district office. 50 signatures.

Board member (three to be elected, four year term)
Kirkwood Merged Area X Area Education Agency

Filing period August 23 - September 16. File at area education agency office. 50 signatures from district.

Director District 3 (four year term)

Director District 8 (two year term to fill vacancy)

College Community School District
Contact Linn County Auditor for more information.
Highland Community School District
Contact Washington County for more information.
Lisbon Community School District
Contact Linn County Auditor for more information.
Mid-Prairie Community School District
Contact Washington County for more information.
Mt. Vernon Community School District
Contact Linn County Auditor for more information.
West Branch Community School District
Contact Cedar County for more information.
West Liberty Community School District
Contact Muscatine County for more information.
Williamsburg Community School District
Contact Iowa County for more information.