Regular city elections occur every two years. As defined, regular city elections would be those elections for which the mayor seat or council member seats are open. The city council may call a special election for reasons allowed by Iowa State Code.
The City Council consists of five “at-large” members who are nominated by eligible electors (a person 18 years of age or older and residing within Altoona). Those interested to run for city council may pick up nomination papers from the City Clerk’s Office or the Polk County Election Office.
How do I register to vote? You can obtain a registration form through the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 407 8th Street SE, (515) 967-5136 or the Polk County Election office, 120 Second Ave, Des Moines, Iowa, (515) 286-3247. There are voter registration deadlines before you can vote at any particular election. Please contact the City Clerk’s office to confirm the deadline.
Where do I vote? To determine where your voting precinct is located, please contact the Polk County Election office at (515)286-3247 or go to their website at http://auditor.co.polk.ia.us/election.htm
How do I run for office? If you are interested in running for an open seat, please contact the City Clerk at 515-967-5136 or email@example.com or the Polk County Election office at (515)286-3247.