November 8, 2016 Presidential Election

Dates and Deadlines

  • Wednesday, July 27: Deadline for judges to file for retention
  • August 1- 19: Filing period for federal and state candidates. File with Secretary of State.  
  • August 8-  31: Filing period for county and township candidates. File with Auditor's Office.  
  • Monday, September 5: Labor Day, office closed.  
  • Saturday, September 24: Military and overseas ballots mailed by this date.
    Domestic ballots will be mailed soon after this date.
  • Thursday, September 29: First day for in person early voting. Auditor's Office open 7:45-5:30 weekdays.
  • Saturday, October 29: Pre-registration deadline, 5 p.m. Auditor's Office will be open.
    Voters may still register after this date under election day registration procedures (ID and proof of address required)
  • Friday, November 4: Deadline to request mailed ballot. Requests must be in our office by 5 p.m.  
  • Saturday, November 5: Auditor's Office open.
  • Monday, November 7: Last day for in person early voting at Auditor's Office, 7:45-5:30. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.  
  • Tuesday, November 8: Polls open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vote at regular polling places. Note that many polling places have changed since the 2012 presidential election.


More dates and deadlines at Secretary of State

Offices on ballot (Candidate List):  

  • President and Vice President
  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative, 2nd District
  • State Representatives: Districts 73, 74, 77, 85, 86 
    (Johnson County state senators all elected to four year terms in 2014, not on 2016 ballot)  
  • County Board of Supervisors (3 seats)
  • County Auditor
  • County Sheriff
  • Soil and Water Conservation Commission (3 seats)
  • Ag Extension Council (4 seats)
  • Township Trustees - two seats per rural township.
    Township clerk and/or a third trustee in some townships to fill vacancies 
  • Judicial Retention (yes or no for judges to remain in office)

More information on term lengths and signature requirements

Past Johnson County Election Returns