Northwest Iowa — The filing period is open for those who want their name to be on the November election ballot for state and federal offices — but who are not affiliated with a party.
Those who fit that description have until August 19th to file. Those who want to file for county offices not affiliated with a party need to file between August 8th and August 31st.
O’Brien County Auditor Barb Rohwer says that candidates who won their party’s primary do not need to file again. They automatically go on the general ballot. The major parties held their caucus for Presidential candidates on February 1st, and the primary election on June 7th.
During the Tuesday, November 8th general election, Iowans will chose candidates for President and Vice President, some US Senate and House seats, some Iowa House and Senate seats, some seats on the counties’ Boards of Supervisors, County Auditors and County Sheriffs. Also on the ballot will be township trustees, soil & water commissioners, and agriculture extension council, says Rohwer. She says there will also be a section for judge retention. She also says that in addition to those who want to file for state, federal, and county offices who are not affiliated with a party, candidates for township trustees, soil & water commissioners, and agriculture extension council also need to file between August 8th and 31st.
State level candidates file with the state and the county and township level candidates file with their county auditor.