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City Council Elections

The City Council consists of seven members, four represent the City at-large and three represent districts. At-Large Council candidates are nominated by eligible electors (a person 18 years of age and residing in Iowa City). District candidates are nominated by eligible electors within their respective districts.

The next City Council election will be November 3, 2015. Openings will be for Two (2) At-Large seats and Two (2) District Seats, A and C

Voting Questions : Contact the Johnson County Auditor (319-356-6004) or the City Clerk (319-356-5040)

Candidate Handbook


Council Candidate Forums

During a City Election information on candidate forums will be provided. Information must be provided to the City Clerk by the sponsoring organizations and/or candidates.  

Initiative Information

Timeline for Initiative

Affidavit to Commence Initiative


**** A "referendum" is the right of the voters to require a reconsideration of an existing measure. A referendum timeline is dependant upon the final passage date of the measure. Please contact the City Clerk for information.****


District & Precinct Map

For more information please consult the Citizen's Guide to Home Rule Charter (2007)  (PDF) contained in the City Code. Additional election information and voting totals are available at the Johnson County Elections Office at 319-356-6004.

Again thank you for your interest in Council elections.

Marian K. Karr,
City Clerk

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