The Iowa City Council voted 6-0 during a meeting on Friday, Aug. 3, to hold a special election to fill one at-large open council seat on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. A video of the meeting is available online. 

Former Council Member Kingsley Botchway II submitted his resignation on Tuesday, July 17, immediately vacating a four-year term that expires on December 31, 2021.

Residents interested in becoming a candidate must file with the Johnson County Auditor's Office. Candidate forms, dates and deadlines are available on the auditor's website. If three or more candidates file, a primary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4. 

For voting and elections questions, visit the Johnson County Auditor's Elections webpage, or call the Auditor's Office at 319-356-6004. 


Date of publication

Monday, August 06, 2018