Filing period underway for Nov. 2 elections

LEE COUNTY – The filing period for the November 2 City/School Election began Monday, August 23, 2021. The deadline for filing the Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition is Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. You must file with the City Clerk or School Secretary in the jurisdiction in which you are running.

You must be an eligible elector in the City/Ward or School District at the time of filing. If you wish to run for Central Lee School District, you must reside in District #4 or #5.

Copies of nomination papers are available at the city clerk’s office, county auditor’s office, or on the Secretary of State’s website at http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/affidavit.pdf  http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/nompetnonpartisan.pdf

Candidate Guides are available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s Website at

The signature requirements for each position are listed below.

Fort Madison School District                  50                    3 At-large Positions
Keokuk School District                           50                    3 At-large Positions                  
Central Lee School District                     37                    Director Districts #4 and #5

City
Donnellson                                          
10                    Mayor, 3 At-Large, 1 At-Large to fill a Vacancy
Fort Madison                                       
30                    Mayor
29                    At-Large
10                    Ward 2
10                    Ward 4
Franklin                                               
10                    Mayor, 5 At-Large Council
Houghton                                            
10                    Mayor, 5 At-Large Council
Keokuk                                                
25                    Mayor, 1 At-large, Wards 1, 3, 5, 7
Montrose                                            
10                    Mayor, 3 At-large Council
St Paul                                                 
2                      Mayor, 5 At-Large Council
West Point                                           
10                    Mayor, 5 At-Large Council

Questions on running or filing for office may be answered by calling the Lee County Auditor’s Office at 319-372-3705 or email dfraise@leecounty.org

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