City Election

Election Calendar

November 5, 2019 City-School Election

In 2017, the Legislature revised Iowa's election schedule. The city and school elections have been combined in November of odd-numbered years. City elections are held to elect a variety of positions including: mayors, city council members, hospital trustees, park board members, and treasurers. Public measures are often included on the ballot. The number of council members and length of terms varies by city. 

The 2019 candidate list will be available after 8/26/19 .

View Candidate information and signature requirement here.


Some cities in Iowa require runoff elections if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. This is the case for Edgewood and Farmersburg. Lots are drawn to break ties for other cities.

Cities in Other Counties

Some cities in Clayton County are primarily located in other counties. Elections are run independently by the counties, but one county, called the "control county," determines the winner on behalf of the district after the independent counties canvass their election returns. For information about other city elections for districts that include parts of Clayton County, please contact the following County Auditor's offices:
  • City of Edgewood - Delaware County Auditor, Phone: 563-927-4701
  • City of Postville - Allamakee County Auditor, Phone: 563-568-3522

Sample Ballots

View Sample Ballots in the Archive Center.