For more information, contact the Jones County Auditor at (319) 462-2282 or auditor@co.jones.ia.us.


School Candidate Information

The filing period for school 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 school board secretary, the county auditor’s office, the county web-site, and the secretary of state’s web-site.  All school candidate nomination papers MUST be filed with the school board secretary no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Click here for a list of school 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 school district and a notarized Candidate Affidavit, with the school board secretary no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  The form links are included below.

School Board Candidate Affidavit


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

  • Office Sought:  X School Board of Directors

  • District: Name of School District

  • Vacancy: X  No 

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

  • Candidate’s Affiliation: Leave this blank. School 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

School Board 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 this petition form are not valid, unless the complete heading identical to the front of the form, is also included.  Be sure to include the school district name in the box provided.

School Election Candidate Guide



Campaign Finance Information for Candidates




Campaign finance notice

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

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