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

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

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
10                    Mayor, 5 At-Large Council
10                    Mayor, 5 At-Large Council
25                    Mayor, 1 At-large, Wards 1, 3, 5, 7
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

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