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State Senate District 12 - December 30, 2014, Special Election

State Senate District 12 - 12/30/2014 Special Election

On Monday, December 1, Governor Branstad called for a special election for State Senate District 12 due to the resignation of State Senator Joni Ernst. State Senate District 12 includes all of Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold and Taylor counties. A map of the district is available on the Legislature's website.

Election Results

Candidate List

A candidate list will be updated during the candidate filing period as candidates file nomination papers.

Voter Pre-Registration Deadline

Friday, December 19 - 5 p.m.

Voters may use election day registration procedures to register to vote after the pre-registration deadline.


Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail

Friday, December 26 - 5 p.m.


Calendar

Date Event
Monday, December 15 Worry-free postmark deadline for mail-in voter registration forms
Tuesday, December 16
- 5 p.m.
Candidate filing ends
Friday, December 19
- 5 p.m.
Voter pre-registration deadline
Auditor's office open until 5 p.m. for voter registration
Voters may use election day registration procedures to register to vote after the pre-registration deadline.
Friday, December 26
- 5 p.m.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
If the auditor’s office is closed on this day, deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail in that county is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24.
Saturday, December 27 Auditor's office open until 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting
Monday, December 29 Last day to vote in-person by absentee ballot at county auditor's office

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date and received by the time of the county canvass on Friday, January 2, to be considered on time to be counted.
Tuesday, December 30 Election Day
Polls open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Friday, January 2 Deadline for absentee ballot to be returned. Ballots must be received by the time established for the canvass by the county boards of supervisors.

Absentee ballot must also be postmarked on Monday, December 29, or earlier

County canvass of votes may occur anytime on this date.
Mid-January State canvass of votes must be complete