Current Elections





March 3, 2020 Special Elections

On March 3, both the Cedar Falls and Waterloo School Districts will hold elections to adopt Revenue Purpose Statements specifying the use of revenues each school district will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

In addition, the Denver School District, a portion of which lies in Black Hawk County, will hold a referendum that day on a proposed $7,750,000 bond issue.

CEDAR FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT SAMPLE BALLOT found here.
DENVER SCHOOL DISTRICT SAMPLE BALLOT found here.
WATERLOO SCHOOL DISTRICT SAMPLE BALLOT found here.

News Release - Election information - Absentee ballots available.  Found here.


CALENDAR

Immediately - Voters may make application for absentee ballots.  Find request form and instructions here.
Friday, February 7Absentee ballots available to be mailed, or to be voted in person at the Election Office.  Office will  be open for voting weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until the March 2 deadline.
Friday, February 21, 5:00 pm - Voter pre-registration deadline.  New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.
Friday, February 21, 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, March 2, 5:00 pm - Deadline to vote absentee in person at the Election Office.  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 2 or earlier in order to be counted.
Tuesday, March 3 - ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, March 10 - Canvass by Board of Supervisors, certifying official results of the election.


March 24, 2020 Cedar Falls Council Vacancy Election

On March 24, 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.

News Release - election information - found here


CALENDAR

Immediately - Voters 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 9 - Absentee ballots available to be mailed, or to be voted in person at the Election Office.  Office will be open for voting weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until the March 23 deadline. Friday, March 13, 5:00 pm - Voter pre-registration deadline.  New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.
Friday, March 13, 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, March 23, 5:00 pm - Deadline to vote absentee in person at the Election Office.  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, March 24 - ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, March 31 - 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 April 21.



For questions, contact the Black Hawk County Election Office at 319-833-3007 or election@co.black-hawk.ia.us.