Visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website for general information including FAQs, nomination papers, filling deadlines and other useful information.
For information about candidate’s ethics and campaign filling responsibilities and deadlines visit the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
Below you will find forms regarding candidate and committee information when running for office. For more information please visit the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
Ballot Issue PAC
City Candidate Committee Guide
County Candidate Committee Guide
County Central Committee
Campaign Finance Issues
School Board or Other Political Subdivision Candidate Committee Guide
Voter lists are made available to Candidates upon request and there may be a charge. Lists and registration records may be used only:
For more information or to request a list please click here.
Candidates, political parties and organizations, and groups representing a side on a ballot issue may designate someone to be a poll watcher on Election Day. Poll watchers are allowed to observe the election process and challenge voters whom the believe are not qualified to vote.
For more information or to designate someone as a pollwatcher please view the documents below.