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City Candidate Information

The filing period for city election candidates begins on Monday, August 26, 2019 and runs through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  Candidate nomination papers may be obtained from various sources, including the city clerk's office, the county auditor’s office, the county web-site, and the secretary of state’s web-site.  All city candidate nomination papers MUST be filed with the office of the County Auditor at the courthouse no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Click here for a list of city offices up for election in 2019 and candidate signature requirements.

All candidates must file a Nomination Petition containing at least the required number of signatures of eligible electors of the respective city and a notarized Candidate Affidavit, with the County Auditor not later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  The form links are included below.

Candidate Affidavit

In Jones County, all CITY candidate affidavits should include the following information on the nomination petition form:

  • Office Sought: ie. (name of city) Mayor, Council At Large, (or Council Ward X applies only to the City of Monticello)   

  • District or Ward: complete only if running for a Ward seat in Monticello

  • Vacancy: X  No (this would be marked yes only if the office sought normally expires in 2022 – marking the vacancy box Yes applies to  the Ward 2 council seat in Monticello and one Council At-Large seat in the City of Olin.)

  • Type and Date of Election: X City on 11/5/2019

  • Candidate’s Affiliation: Leave this blank. City offices are non-partisan.

All other information requested on the form is specific to the candidate and must be completed.

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Candidate’s Name Sounds Like

  • Candidate’s Home Address

  • Candidate’s Mailing Address

  • Candidate’s Phone

  • Candidate’s Affirmation, Signature & Notarization

City Candidate Nomination Petition

  • Same information noted above for the affidavit form

  • Circulator's information - Required by Iowa Code §45.5(1)(f)


Signatures on the back side of the petition form are not valid, unless the complete heading identical to the front of the form, is also included.  Be sure to include the city name in the box provided.  Refer to the Candidate Affidavit section above for more details.


City Candidate’s Guide

click here for the Candidate's Guide to the Regular City Election

Link to candidate's guide was updated 8/19/19 at 10:30 a.m.

Campaign Finance Information for Candidates

Campaign finance notice

Additional information will be posted at a later date regarding city polling places, voter registration, absentee voting, and sample ballots.


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