School and City Elections are combined and held in November of odd-numbered years. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members and any other elected city officials. A School Election is an election to select School Board members within the district.
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Pre-Registrationdeadline for voter registration closes at 5:00pm Monday, October 23. Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after October 23 will be required to provide proof of identification (i.e. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot in-person. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by October 23, should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.
The Auditor's Office can begin accepting Request Forms on Tuesday, August 29.
The first day of in-person absentee voting and the first day the Auditor's Office can mail ballots is Wednesday, October 18.
The last day an absentee ballot may be mailed to a voter for this election is Monday, October 23.
In-person absentee voting at the courthouse closes at 4:30pm on Monday, November 6.
Requests for absentee ballots must be in writing and should be mailed or delivered to: Black Hawk County Elections, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo Iowa 50703
Extended hours are available for voter registration and absentee voting in the Black Hawk County Election Office. In addition to regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, extended office hours will be as follows:
Monday, October 23 - 8am to 5pm
Friday, November 3 - 8am to 5pm
Tuesday, November 7 - Election Day; Polls and Auditor's Office open from 7am to 8 pm.
Voter ID Requirements
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School Candidates: The minimum number of signatures to collect to run for a School Board member can be found here.
City Candidates: The minimum number of signatures to collect to run for an elected City official can be found here.
Other important candidate information can be found here.