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Iowa 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    None

    There will be zero statewide ballot measures

    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes
    No
    Iowa Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    (41)(59)
    State Senators(50)
    (19)(29)(1)
    US Representatives(4)
    (1)(3)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 100 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 25 seats out of the chamber's 50 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect 4 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 4 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Iowa will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Seven seats on Iowa's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016
    Local Judges - Fifty-nine judges on Iowa's eight district courts are seeking retention election in the general election on November 8, 2016.
    Candidates
    Iowa Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Iowa is one of the seven states that do not require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. In Iowa, a write-in candidate is not required to file any special paperwork in order to have his or her votes tallied.

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    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    September 12, 2017
    Iowa : School Election Day
    October 10, 2017
    Iowa : City Primary Election
    November 7, 2017
    Iowa : Regular City Election
    December 5, 2017
    Iowa : City Runoff Election