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November 3, 2009 City Election

November 6 mail delivery: one Coralville domestic mail ballot, one Iowa City overseas ballot, both counted November 9. One Iowa City overseas ballot returned unvoted.
November 9: One University Heights domestic ballot returned and counted.

Provisional Ballots: 2 (one North Liberty, not counted. One Solon, counted.)

Polls open 7 a.m. (except Oxford, Shueyville: polls open at noon). All polls closed at 8 p.m. Vote at regular precincts.

Guide to election returns

Dates and deadlines:

  • August 10 - 27: Candidate filing period for Iowa City and University Heights.
  • August 24 - September 17: Candidate filing period for other cities. All cities: file with city clerk (not at our office).
  • Tuesday, October 6: primary election, if required (Iowa City, University Heights).
    • Iowa City, at large: Primary required if five or more candidates file.
    • Iowa City, District B: Primary required if three or more candidates file.
    • University Heights, mayor: Primary required if three or more candidates file.
    • University Heights, council: Primary required if 11 or more candidates file.
  • Friday, October 23: Traditional voter registration deadline, 5 p.m. 11 days before the election.  Voters may still register after this deadline but must use the election day registration procedureRegister To Vote
  • Friday, October 30: 5 p.m. deadline to request absentee ballot by mail.
  • Monday, November 2: last day to vote early at auditor's office; postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots to be counted.

Seats to appear on ballot and signature requirements

Additional ballot issues or seats may be added through the filing deadline.

City Contests Filing Period Signature Requirements
Coralville Mayor (2 years)
3 Council seats (4 years)
August 24 - September 17 25 signatures
Hills Mayor (2 years)
2 Council seats (4 years)
August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
Iowa City 2 Council seats At Large (4 years)
District B Council seat (4 years)
August 10 - 27
(Oct. 6 primary required)
242 signatures (At Large)
187 signatures (District B)
Lone Tree Mayor (2 years)
3 Council seats (4 years)
August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
North Liberty Mayor, 2 Council Seats (4 years) August 24 - September 17 25 signatures
Oxford Mayor (2 years)
2 Council seats (4 years)
August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
Shueyville Mayor, 2 Council Seats (4 years)
3 council seats (2 years)
(term length changed, 2007)
August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
Solon 3 Council seats (4 years) August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
Swisher 2 Council Seats (4 years) August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
Tiffin Mayor (2 years)
3 Council seats (4 years)
August 24 - September 17 10 signatures
University Heights Mayor, 5 Council Seats (2 years) August 10 - 27
(no primary required)
10 signatures
West Branch Contact Cedar County Auditor, (563) 886-3168 or city of West Branch.