City Elections held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023

City Elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. This fall, voters will vote for Altoona's Mayor and two At Large seats on the Altoona City Council. Candidates in the upcoming election include:

  • Dean O'Connor (I)

At Large City Council
  • Jerry Evans
  • Jeni Kadel
  • Chad Ratashak
  • Julie Stewart
  • Vernon Willey II (I)
(I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.

There are several polling locations in Altoona. To find which location you should go to to vote on Election Day, click here to visit the Secretary of State's website or visit the City's Precinct & Polling Locations webpage. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

Voting Early
In Iowa, residents can vote early in all elections by requesting, completing and returning an absentee ballot. For this election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot was Monday, Oct. 23. Absentee ballots must be returned by Election Day. To learn more about absentee ballots, click here to visit the Polk County Auditor's website.

Early voting is also available at the Polk County Election Office, which is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18. until Monday, Nov. 6. The Polk County Election Office is located at 120 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Also on the Ballot
Along with the city elections, Southeast Polk School Board elections and local public measures will also be included on ballots. To view a sample ballot, click here to visit the Polk County Auditor's website.