Candidate Resources

Candidate information including filing periods, candidate's guides and nomination papers for General, Primary, City & School Elections.

Other useful information for candidates.

Campaign Finance, Ethics and Campaign Disclosure

For information about candidates’ and committee information when running for office that includes filing responsibilities and deadlines.

Voter Registration and Absentee Voter Lists

Iowa law allows for the purchase of voter registration lists (See Iowa Code section 48A.38.) Requests can be made with the Secretary of State's Office or with a County Auditor.

Statewide and congressional district lists must be produced by the Secretary of State's Office. Counties may only produce lists for districts of which their county is a part.

Information from voter registration records can only be used:

  • To request a registrant's vote at an election,
  • For a genuine political purpose,
  • For bona fide political research, or
  • For a bona fide official purpose by an elected official.

Using this information for any commercial purpose is a serious misdemeanor under Iowa law. Per Iowa law, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, and non-operator ID numbers are not included on any list.

Voter Totals

Candidates on the Ballot

Find contact information of candidates for upcoming and previous elections at: