The Candidate Resources page is dedicated to helping candidates get the information they need and in a timely manner. Whether partisan or nonpartisan, there is wealth of information here at a click of a mouse.
Candidate Information for General Elections
Candidate Information for Primary Elections
Candidate Information for City Elections
Candidate Information for School Board Elections
Note that candidates for Kirkwood Community College must use the Nomination Petition form that is specific for community colleges. See appropriate link above.
Campaigns may pick up 50 Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request forms from our office.
Please click here to view Election Related Maps.
Voter Data and Lists
Linn County voter lists are available upon request. Information from voter registration records can only be used for the following:
A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day to observe the election process and to challenge voters that the poll watcher believes is not qualified to vote.
Poll watchers may represent:
For more information, please read the documents below.
Campaign Ethics & Disclosure
For information about candidates' ethics and campaign filing responsibilities and deadlines please contact the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
Please click here for a contact list at the Iowa and Ethics Campaign Disclosure Board
Additional Information for School Board Candidates
Becoming a Candidate for a School Board Election (Information for the Iowa Association of School Boards)
Guide for School Board Campaigning
Questions and Answers: Attributions on Political Material
Use of Public Money or Property for Political Purposes
Iowa Association of School Boards Web Site
Additional Resources:Information about Campaign Signs