General Election

General Election

Filing Periods

The filing periods for the November 4, 2014, General Election are:

  • State and Federal Offices: July 28 - August 15, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)
  • County Offices: August 4 - August 27, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)

Candidate List

A candidate list will be available on this webpage. It will be updated daily during the candidate filing period.

Contact your county auditor for information on county candidates.

Candidate's Guide

Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Requirements

For information about candidates' ethics and campaign filing responsibilities and deadlines, please contact the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.

Federal candidates: For information about financial disclosure requirements, please contact the Federal Election Commission (1-800-424-9530).

Nomination Papers

Partisan Offices

Candidates who were nominated in the Primary Election are automatically placed on the General Election ballot and do not need to file again.

Non-Partisan Offices

Offices on the 2014 General Election Ballot

U.S. Offices

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative (all districts)

State Offices

  • Governor/Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Auditor of State
  • Treasurer of State
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Attorney General
  • State Senator (odd-numbered districts 1-49)
  • State Representative (districts 1-100)

County Offices

  • Some members of county boards of supervisors
  • County Treasurer
  • County Recorder
  • County Attorney
  • Any vacant offices needing to be filled

Non-Partisan Offices

  • Some township officers
  • County public hospital trustees
  • Soil and water conservation district commissioners
  • County agricultural extension council members
  • Any vacant offices needing to be filled

Judges Standing for Retention

  • Judges may stand for retention at the General Election before their terms expire
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