During the 2019 Legislative Session the candidate filing period was significantly altered for residents who are not affiliated with the Republican or Democratic Party and want their name on the ballot for the General Election.
In the past, “Nominated by Petition” and “Non-Party Political Organization” candidates filed papers in August of even numbered years. Beginning this year, the candidate filing period is in March.
Township Clerk, Township Trustee and Soil & Water Conservation District County Commissioner candidates must file their notarized Affidavit of Candidacy (and nomination petitions if applicable) during the filing period that begins at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 2nd and ends at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 20th in order for their name to be placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot.
This also pertains to candidates who are not affiliated with the Republican or Democratic Party and wish to run for the office of County Board of Supervisors Districts #1 & #3, County Sheriff or County Auditor in the 2020 General Election.
County Ag Extension Council candidates, however, have until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to file their notarized Affidavit of Candidacy and nomination forms.
Current General Election Candidate List
Board of Supervisor District #1 - (City of Waverly - East Washington Twp - NE 1/4 Sec 36 Washington Twp)
Board of Supervisor District #3 - (City of Denver/Jefferson Twp - City of Frederika/Frederika Twp/Leroy Twp - City of Readlyn/Franklin Twp/Maxfield Twp - City of Sumner/Dayton Twp/Sumner #2 Twp)
County Sheriff (County Wide)
County Auditor (County Wide)
Soil and Water Conservation Board
County Agricultural Extension: No filings start date – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
Candidates who wish to run for County positions on the 2020 General Election must file their papers in the County Auditor’s Office of the county they reside.
Candidates must file their notarized Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition (if applicable) during the filing period that begins at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 2nd and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2020. Papers can be mailed to:415 E Bremer Ave., Waverly, IA 50677 or a drop box is located along 1st Ave NE on the north side of the Courthouse.
The Affidavit of Candidacy, Nomination Petition forms and Candidates’ Guides are available in the County Auditor’s office, at the links below and on the Secretary of State’s website under Elections and then Candidates. For further information about running for office you may call the Bremer County Auditor’s Office at 319-352-0340.
Absentee Ballot Request Forms will be accepted in the Auditor's office beginning July 6, 2020.
Absentee Voting begins on Monday, October 5, 2020.