City/School Elections, November 5, 2019
City, school district and community college district candidates may file nomination papers from August 26 through September 19.
City candidates file their nomination papers at the Election Office, Room 210 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo.
School district and community college district candidates file their nomination papers with the appropriate school board or community college board secretary. Withdrawals are filed with the same offices.
All candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy, found here.
City and school district candidates must use the Nomination Petition for Non-Partisan Office, found here.
Community college candidates must use the Nomination Petition for Community College Trustee, found here.
The number of signatures needed for city offices, by individual city, may be found here.
The number of signatures needed for school and community college offices, by individual jurisdiction, may be found here.
CANDIDATES AND PUBLIC MEASURES
(This list will be updated periodically. The filing deadline is September 19.)
Immediately Absentee ballot by mail requests may be sent to Election Office, Room 210, Courthouse, Waterloo, IA 50703. Requests must be in writing and must be signed by the voter requesting the ballot.
August 26 Beginning of filing period for candidates. See "Filing Information" above for requirements.
September 2 Labor Day. Office closed.
September 19, 5:00 pm Deadline for candidate filing. See "Filing Information" above for requirements.
September 24, 5:00 pm Deadline for candidate withdrawal. See "Filing Information" above for requirements.
October 7, 5:00 pm Deadline for petitions for satellite voting locations. Petitions are filed with the county auditor.
October 7 Absentee ballots available to be mailed, or to be voted in person at the Election Office. Office will be open for voting weekdays (except Labor Day, September 2) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until the November 4 deadline.
October 25, 5:00 pm Voter pre-registration deadline. New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.
October 25, 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.
November 4, 5:00 pm Deadline to vote absentee in person at the Election Office. Postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots. Absentee ballot sent by mail that is received after the election must have a legible postmark of November 4 or earlier in order to be counted.
November 5 ELECTION DAY. Polls open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Absentee ballots may be hand-delivered to the Election Office before close of polls at 8:00 pm. Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day.
There are no longer separate school precincts, and nearly all voters will vote at their regular general election polling places. Exceptions:
- Bennington Township voters will vote at Dunkerton Public Library.
- Raymond City voters will vote at Raymond City Hall.
- Poyner 1/East Waterloo voters will vote at Raymond City Hall.
- Eagle Township voters will vote at St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Washburn.
- Mt. Vernon, Union and Washington Township voters will vote at the Eagle's Club in Cedar Falls.
- Only canvass if jurisdiction is entirely in Black Hawk County.
- First of two canvasses if jurisdiction is in more than one county.
VOTER ID INFORMATION
- Voter ID will be required on Election Day. Voters going to the polls on Election Day will be required to provide ID in order to cast a regular ballot. The "oath option" that was available in 2018 is no longer an option.
- Voter ID is NOT required when requesting an absentee ballot. Due to a current court ruling, voters who request an absentee ballot, either voting early in person or requesting a ballot be mailed, will not be required to provide an ID or an ID number.
Candidate filing news release found here.