Current Elections

2020 Caucus Information

The 2020 Iowa caucuses will be held on February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  At Democratic caucuses, participants must be signed in or at least in line to sign in BY 7PM to vote.

Unlike other elections, county caucuses in Iowa are administered by their respective parties.  The parties also determine their own caucus locations, which may or may not coincide with the normal polling place in a given precinct.  

For information on Democratic Party caucuses, including caucus locations, click here.

For information on Republican Party caucuses, including caucus locations, click here.

CHECKING REGISTRATION ONLINE NOTE:  Some voters have had difficulty confirming their voter registration status online.  Most sites offering that service link to the Iowa Secretary of State's "Am I Registered to Vote?" page.  This tool can be rather touchy, and a technically inaccurate entry will lead to a response saying "There are no matching records with the same name and zip code."

If you get such a response but believe that you are properly registered, or to check on your voter registration status for any reason, contact our office at 319-833-3007 or election@co.black-hawk.ia.us.

Cedar Falls Runoff Election, December 3, 2019

OFFICIAL SUMMARY REPORT - found here.
OFFICIAL COUNCIL-AT-LARGE PRECINCT REPORT - found here.
OFFICIAL WARD 4 PRECINCT REPORT - found here.
OFFICIAL TURNOUT REPORT - found here.

 Two races will be on

the December 3 Cedar Falls Runoff Election ballot:
  • Councilmember-at-large, between Dave Sires and Nick Taiber

  • Ward 4 Councilmember, between Tom Blanford and Simon Harding
NEWS RELEASE - Final election details - found here.

NEWS RELEASE - Absentee ballots available - found here.

CALENDAR

Immediately -
Voters may make application for absentee ballots.  Find request form and instructions here.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:00 pm - Deadline for petitions for satellite voting locations.  Petitions are filed with the county auditor.

Monday, Nov. 18 - 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 December 2 deadline.

Friday, Nov. 22, 5:00 pm - Voter pre-registration deadline.  New or moved voters must register by this date to avoid election day registration paperwork.

Friday, Nov. 22, 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, Dec. 2, 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - ELECTION DAY

Thursday, Dec. 5, 12:00 noon - Absentee ballot receipt deadline. (Must be postmarked before Election Day to be counted.)

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2:00 pm - Election Canvass - Board of Supervisors certifies results.



City/School Elections, November 5, 2019

NEWS RELEASE - Elk Run Heights mayor race recount confirms election of Kristi Lundy - found here.

NEWS RELEASE - Post-election audit - found here

OFFICIAL RESULTS - SUMMARY found here.

OFFICIAL RESULTS - PRECINCT BREAKDOWN BY RACE found here.

OFFICIAL RESULTS - TURNOUT BY PRECINCT found here.

NEWS RELEASE -
Final election details - found here.

NEWS RELEASE -
Deadlines - absentee request by mail and pre-election voter registration - found here.

NEWS RELEASE
 - Absentee ballots - found here.

NEWS RELEASE - Updated polling places sent to voters for City/School Elections - found here.

CANDIDATES AND PUBLIC MEASURES - Click here.

CALENDAR

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.  

September 2  Labor Day.  Office closed.

September 19, 5:00 pm  Deadline for candidate filing.  

September 24, 5:00 pm  Deadline for candidate withdrawal.  

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.     
November 12 Canvass by Board of Supervisors, certifying official results of the election.
  • Only canvass if jurisdiction is entirely in Black Hawk County.
  • First of two canvasses if jurisdiction is in more than one county.
November 19  Final canvass if jurisdiction is in more than one county.  Conducted by the control county of the shared jurisdiction.

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.


Candidate filing news release
found here.


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