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Primary Candidate Filing Period Begins Monday

By Staff | Feb 25, 2010

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Michael A. Mauro reminds Iowans of the upcoming candidate filing periods for the June 8, 2010 Primary Election.

The filing periods are:

State and Federal Offices: Monday, March 1 through March 19; County Offices: March 8 through Wednesday, March 31

Nomination papers must be received by 5 p.m. on the last day of the filing period.

Candidates who are interested in running for office as a candidate with either the Democratic or Republican Party must file nomination papers to have their names placed on the Primary Election ballot. Candidates who are not running with the state’s political parties are not eligible to appear on the Primary Election ballot. They must file during the General Election filing periods in July and August.

Required nomination papers, a list of offices that will appear on the ballot, and detailed candidates guides are available on the Secretary of State’s website. This page can be accessed directly at www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/candidates/index.html.

Candidates for state and federal offices must file with the Secretary of State’s Office. Candidates for county offices must file with their county auditor and may also visit their local county auditor’s office to obtain required candidate materials and information.

A list of state and federal candidates whose nomination papers have been accepted by the Secretary of State’s Office will be posted on the Secretary’s website www.sos.state.ia.us under “Featured Links” and will be updated daily at the close of business during the filing period.

Additional information for voters and candidates regarding the 2010 Primary Election can be found at www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/voterinformation/primary2010.html, or by calling the Voter Registration/Elections Division at (515) 281-0145 (toll-free at 1-888-SOS-VOTE).