Tools and Resources to Help You Run for Office at Any Level

What to Consider When Deciding to Run

Comprehensive Guides for Running a Campaign

Nomination Forms

  • Nomination papers are available through both the Iowa Secretary of State's Office and the Warren County Auditor's Office
  • Nomination papers for city and county offices must be filed with the Warren County Auditor's Office
  • Nomination papers for school elections must be filed with the appropriate school secretary
  • Nomination papers for state and federal offices must be filed with the Iowa Secretary of State

Candidate Filing Periods for 2019

  • City Offices for Cities with Primary Provisions: August 12 - August 29
  • City Offices and School Board Positions: August 26 - September 19

Candidate Filing Periods for 2020

  • State and Federal Offices (Primary): February 24 - March 13
  • County Offices (Primary): March 2 - March 25
  • State and Federal Offices (General Election): July 27 - August 22
  • County Offices (General Election): August 3 - August 26

Information about Campaign Disclosures and Ethics

Organizations Providing Training and Resources for Candidates