List of Candidates and Ballot Issues, Sample Ballots

Voter Information
List of Candidates and Ballot Issues

Dates and deadlines
  • Tuesday, August 24: First day auditor's office can accept requests for mailed absentee ballots, 70 days before election day.
  • Tuesday, October 5: There will be no City Primary Election in Iowa City or University Heights. (Other cities do not have a primary requirement.)
  • 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

Petitions have been filed with our office for the following satellite voting locations:

  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Coralville Public Library
  • North Liberty Public Library
  • Iowa Memorial Union
  • Old Capitol Mall
  • Kingdom Apostolic Community Worship Center
  • Solon High School

Dates and times will be announced soon.


Dates and deadlines:

  • 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, 5 PM. Petitions require 100 signatures of eligible electors. Contact our office for more information about this new process.
  • 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.

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: There will be no City Primary Election in Iowa City or University Heights. (Other cities do not have a primary requirement.) This would have been the city primary date,
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. No primary will be needed in 2021.

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)

Public Measure LX

Summary: To authorize imposition of a local sales and service tax in the City of Solon, Iowa at the rate of one percent (1%) to be effective from July 1, 2022.

A local sales and service tax shall be imposed in the City of Solon, Iowa at the rate of one percent (1%) to be effective from July 1, 2022.

Revenues from the sales and service tax shall be allocated as follows:

0% for property tax relief.

The specific purpose for which the revenues shall otherwise be expended is:

100%

Street improvements, storm water drainage improvements, water and serer infrastructure, recreation facilities, emergency service facilities, and youth and senior citizen activities.

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. No primary will be needed in 2021.

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.