Filing Deadline:

3/19/2010, 5PM

Primary Date: 6/8/2010
Filing Fee:

There are no filing fees for any office.

Handbook: Iowa Elections
Iowa Election Laws (PDF)
Primary Election Information
Secretary of State Elections Department:



Law: Iowa Election Laws (PDF) OR
Iowa Election Code


Iowa resident at the time of the General Election.

Signature/Forms: US Rep: Based on votes cast in 2008, refer to Signature charts for district.

All candidates for the primary election must complete and file an affidavit of candidacy. Each candidate must also file nomination petitions with his or her affidavit of candidacy. The affidavit and the petition must be filed at the same time.
Candidates must circulate nomination petitions for the Primary Election.
US Rep: varies by district. See Primary Election Info

Filing period: State and Federal Offices: March 1 – March 19, 2010 (5:00 p.m.)