Dates and deadlines

August 14 - August 31: Filing period for cities with primary provisions (Iowa City and University Heights).

August 28 - September 21: Filing period for all other cities, for school boards, and for community college boards.

August 29: First day to request mailed absentee ballot.

October 10: City primary if required.

October 18: First day in person early voting is allowed under law. More details on when early voting will begin will be announced closer to the election.

October 23: Voter pre-registration deadline; deadline to request mailed absentee ballot (in person early voting still available after this date).

November 6: Last day for in person early voting.

November 7: Election Day. Polls open 7 AM to 8 PM. Vote at regular polling places. Mailed absentee ballots must be received at our office before polls close at 8 PM.

More information will be provided closer to the election.