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Primary Election

Primary Election

Filing Periods

The filing periods for the June 2, 2020, Primary Election are:

  • State and Federal Offices: February 24 – March 13, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)
  • County Offices: March 2 – March 25, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

Candidate List

Federal and State candidate lists will be available and updated throughout the filing period beginning February 24th, 2020.

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

Signature Requirements

Important Note: Candidates may begin collecting signatures at any time. However, the signers must still be eligible electors when the papers are filed in order for the signatures to count.

Partisan Offices on the 2020 Primary Election Ballot

U.S. Offices

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

State Offices

  • State Senator (even-numbered districts 2-50)
  • State Representative (districts 1-100)

County Offices

  • Some members of county boards of supervisors
  • County Auditor
  • County Sheriff
  • Any vacant offices needing to be filled


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