Election Calendar

State of Iowa
Election Calendar

2015

ElectionElection DateCandidate Filing PeriodVoter Pre-Registration Deadline
School September 8 July 6 - July 30 Friday, Aug 28
City Primary October 6

Aug 10 - Aug 27
(for cities with primary provisions)

Friday, Sep 25
Regular City November 3 Aug 24 - Sep 17
(for all other cities)
Friday, Oct 23
City Runoff December 1 N/A Friday, Nov 20

2016

ElectionElection DateCandidate Filing PeriodVoter Pre-Registration Deadline
Primary June 7 State & Federal Offices:
Feb 29 - Mar 18
County Offices:
Mar 7 - Mar 30
Friday, May 27
General Nov 8 State & Federal Offices:
Aug 1 - Aug 19
County Offices:
Aug 8 - Aug 31
Saturday, Oct 29

2017

ElectionElection DateCandidate Filing PeriodVoter Pre-Registration Deadline
School September 12 July 10 - Aug 3 Friday, Sep 1
City Primary October 10

Aug 14 - Aug 31
(for cities with primary provisions)

Friday, Sep 29
Regular City November 7 Aug 28 - Sep 21
(for all other cities)
Friday, Oct 27
City Runoff December 5 N/A Monday, Nov 27
Deadline moved to Monday
due to Thanksgiving holiday.

Important Note: The deadline to file papers or register to vote is at 5 p.m. on the day indicated.

Prepared by the Office of Iowa Secretary of State                   Revised 9/2014

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