Candidate & Campaign Resources

How do I run for office?

It isn't difficult to run for office in Iowa, but there are many details to pay attention to. This page will help explain most of those details, and has links to other resources that will help you run.

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Filing for Local Elections (2021, 2023…)

Regular elections are held in odd-numbered years for School Board and City Councils. This page has more information about specific details for these local elections.

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Even-year Elections (2022, 2024…)

Regular elections are held in even-numbered years for Federal, State, and County offices. This page has more information about specific details for these larger elections.

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