Current Elections

July 7, 2020 Cedar Falls Council Vacancy Election

Voters in this election, now rescheduled to July 7, are encouraged to vote from home.  All active registered voters were sent absentee ballot request forms.  For more information, watch a video here.

March 25 News Release - reminder of election date and deadline changes - click here.
March 20 News Release rescheduling the election to July 7 - click here.

 March 19 News Release on change of vote center to Peet Junior High - click here.
March 16 News Release on POSTPONING THE ELECTION UNTIL MARCH 31 - click here.
March 5 News Release - absentee ballots election information - click here.
Sample ballot - click here.

On July 7, the City of Cedar Falls will hold an election to fill the councilmember-at-large vacancy left by former councilmember Rob Green's election as mayor.  The election was postponed from March 24 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, first to March 31 and then to July 7.  Voters are being sent absentee ballot request forms and are strongly encouraged to vote by mail.  


Penny Popp

T.J. Frein

LeaAnn Saul

Kelly Dunn

Fred Perryman

News Release - election information - found here

ImmediatelyVoters may make application for absentee (early) ballots.  Find request form and instructions here.

February 28 Candidate filing deadline.  File in the Election Office, Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo

March 6Absentee ballots available to be mailed, or to be voted in person at the Election Office. 

Monday, June 8 - In-person voting at the Election Office begins.

Friday, June 26, 5:00 pm - Voter pre-registration deadline.  New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.

Friday, June 26, 5:00 pm - Absentee ballot by mail request deadline.  Written request form must be received in the Election Office by this date or ballot will not be mailed to voter.

Monday, July 6, 5:00 pm 
-   Postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots. An absentee ballot sent by mail that is received after the election must have a legible postmark of March 23 or earlier in order to be counted.

Tuesday, July 7

Tuesday, July 14
Canvass by Board of Supervisors, certifying official results of the election.

A candidate must have a majority (over half of the votes cast) to win.  If no candidate has a majority of the votes cast, the two candidates with the most votes will be on the ballot in a runoff election on August 4.

June 2, 2020 Primary Election

News release for filing deadlines for primary and general elections - click here.

The filing periods for the June 2, 2020, Primary Election are:

  • State and Federal Offices: February 24 – March 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)
  • County Offices: March 2 – March 25, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)
For the list of partisan candidates on Black Hawk County ballots (with contact information) click here.

For questions, contact the Black Hawk County Election Office at 319-833-3007 or