Nomination Process for Combined City/School Election

August 16, 2021

CLINTON – Clinton County residents interested in running for their City Council or School Board can soon begin filing papers to place their name on the November 2 ballot.


Candidates will need to file a nomination petition and an affidavit of candidacy to get their name on the ballot. Those documents need to be filed with the city clerk for a seat with the city or with the school secretary for a seat on the school board.


Candidates can begin filing those papers with those officials on August 23. The petitions are due to those officials before 5 p.m. on September 16.


“Potential candidates should contact their city clerk, school secretary or the Clinton County Auditor’s Office to find out how many signatures they will need on their nomination petition,” suggested Eric Van Lancker, Clinton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections.


Van Lancker reminds candidates that they may run for both a city council and school board seat on the same ballot.


For more information about the 2021 City/School Election contact the Clinton County Auditor’s office at 563-244-0568 or visit the website at www.elections.clintoncounty-ia.gov. You can also follow Clinton County Elections on Facebook and Twitter.

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