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2023 City/School Election

November 7, 2023

City/School Election
School and City Elections are combined and held in November of odd-numbered years. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members and any other elected city officials. A School Election is an election to select School Board members within the district.

Election Results

0/7 Precincts Counted

Archived Election Details

Polls Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

City Candidate Nomination Information and Paperwork 

*Please note that the candidate filing period starts on Monday, August 28, 2023 and ends at 5PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023. City Candidates file nomination papers with the County Auditor. 

City Nomination Information

Affidavit of Candidacy 

Nomination Petition- 10 signatures required, however, more are encouraged                         

City Candidate Guide

IA Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board Letter

City Candidate Guide from Iowa League of Cities

School Candidate Nomination Information and Paperwork 

*Please note that the candidate filing period starts on Monday, August 28, 2023 and ends at 5PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023.  School Board Candidates file nomination papers with the school.

School Nomination Information

Affidavit of Candidacy 

Nomination Petition- Mount Ayr School District-29 signatures required; Diagonal School District-10 signatures required, however, more are encouraged. 

School Candidate Guide

IA Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board Letter

Rural Improvement Zone (RIZ) Candidate Nomination Information and Paperwork 

*Please note that the candidate filing period starts on Monday, August 28, 2023 and ends at 5PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023.  School Board Candidates file nomination papers with the school.

Affidavit of Candidacy 

Nomination Petition- 10 signatures required, however, more are encouraged 

IA Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board Letter

Voter Registration

Pre-registration deadline for voter registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2023.  Persons wishing to participate in this election who register to vote after October 23, 2023, will be required to provide proof of identification (i.e. current and valid photo identification card with an expiration date), AND proof of residency in their voting precinct, when they go to the polls on election day, or when they request an absentee ballot. Other provisions may also apply. Persons not registered to vote by October 23, 2023, should expect a longer processing time at the polls on election day.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballot Request Forms will be accepted beginning Tuesday, August 29, 2023.  Ballots will be available to be mailed and vote in-person beginning Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

Voted absentee ballots returned by mail MUST be returned no later than 8:00 p.m. on ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 to be considered on time to be counted.  

Extended Hours

Extended hours are available for voter registration and absentee voting in the Ringgold County Auditor’s Office. In addition to regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., extended office hours during the 2023 city/school election season will be as follows:

Voter ID Requirements

Sample Ballots (PDF)

This webpage was printed on May 23, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Ringgold County, Iowa, Elections website at https://ringgoldcountyelections.iowa.gov.
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