Candidate & Campaign Resources

The candidate resources page is dedicated to helping candidates get the information they need and in a timely manner. Whether partisan or nonpartisan, there is wealth of information here at a click of a mouse.

Candidate Information for General Elections

Candidate Information for Primary Elections

Candidate Information for City Elections
Candidate Information for School Board Elections
Note that candidates for Kirkwood Community College must use the nomination petition form that is specific for community colleges. See appropriate link above.

Additional Information for School Board Candidates


Campaigns may pick up 50 voter registration and absentee ballot request forms from our office.

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Voter Data & Lists
Linn County voter lists are available upon request. Information from voter registration records can only be used for the following:
  • To request a registrant's vote at an election
  • For a genuine political purpose
  • For bona fide political research
  • For a bona fide official purpose by an elected official

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Poll Watching
A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day to observe the election process and to challenge voters that the poll watcher believes is not qualified to vote.
Poll watchers may represent:
  • Candidates whose names appear on the ballot
  • Political parties and organizations
  • In all elections other than primary and general elections, groups opposing or supporting approval of questions on the ballot

Poll Watcher Resources
For more information, please read the documents below.
Campaign Ethics & Disclosure
For information about candidates' ethics and campaign filing responsibilities and deadlines, please contact the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.

View a contact list at the Iowa and Ethics Campaign Disclosure Board.
Additional Resources