Qualifications - Primary Election

The Primary Election is held for the members of political parties to nominate candidates for the General Election. Currently, there are two political parties in Iowa: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Candidate Information

Where to File - County Offices

In the office of the Dubuque County Auditor, 4th floor of the Courthouse:

Kevin Dragotto
720 Central Ave.
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

QUALIFICATIONS AND SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS

OfficeCitizenshipResidenceAgeTermSignatures Needed
Supervisor (2)YesRegistered in Dubuque County184 years100
TreasurerYesResident of Dubuque County184 years100
RecorderYesResident of Dubuque County184 years 100
County Attorney*YesResident of Dubuque County184 years 100

* Must be admitted to the practice of law in the courts of Iowa when sworn in. 331.751(2)

When to File - County Offices

  • First Day - Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Last Day - Friday, March 25, 2022 no later than 5 PM

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REQUIREMENTS

 Campaign finance disclosure packets may be obtained from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign office in Des Moines or from their web site at www.iowa.gov/ethics. Once you or your committee, spends, receives contributions, or incurs indebtedness in excess of $1,000, you have 10 days in which to file an organizational statement with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign office in Des Moines. For information contact the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Office at 515-281-4028. Website: https://ethics.iowa.gov/

 Late filing of campaign financial reports can result in fines, so please contact the State Ethics Board with any questions you have to insure proper filing.

 WHAT ABOUT POLITICAL ADVERTISING?

All published political material must include the identity and address of the person responsible for the material. This is referred to as a “disclaimer” and should read something like this:

 Paid for by Doe for School Board Committee, Jane Doe, Treasurer 4562 Dogwood St, Somewhere, Iowa

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