About Council & Mayoral ElectionsThe Coralville City Council is made up of five Council members who serve overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor, who is not a member of the Council, is elected for a two-year term. These non-partisan, at-large positions are elected by Coralville citizens.
Learn more: City Council and Mayor.
2020 Special Election
September 29, 2020
The 2020 Special Election for Coralville City Council is September 29, 2020, following the resignation of long-time City Councilor Tom Gill. The successful candidate will be sworn in after the canvass on October 6 and complete the remainder of the term, which ends December 31, 2021.
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office manages candidate filing and elections (see "Candidate & Voter Resources" and "Running for Office" below).
Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm on September 29, 2020.
Where to vote:
City Council (one to be elected; term expires December 31, 2021)
- Barry Bedford
- Nick Burrell
- Hai Huynh
- Heather Seitsinger
Source: Johnson County Auditor's website as of 4:30 pm on September 8, 2020. View candidate list
Each candidate on the ballot for the September 29, 2020 Special Election was invited to record a candidate video statement. Videos appear in alphabetical order.
Did not record a video
(Contact information from the Johnson County Auditor's web page as of 10:30 am on September 17, 2020)
|Scheduled Date||Time||Location||Sponsored By||Video|
|Tuesday, September 15, 2020||5:00-6:00 pm||Zoom||League of Women Voters of Johnson County||Watch video|
- LWVJC Facebook video
- Rebroadcast on Mediacom cable channel 5/118-8 digital in Coralville (available approx. 24 hours post-forum)
Candidate & Voter Resources
- Election information (voter registration, absentee ballots, where to vote, and election calendar)
- City Council documents (agendas, minutes, videos, and work session notes)
Elections are managed by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.
- September 14-28, 2020: In person early voting at Auditor's Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. Please check in with front door staff.
- September 18, 2020: Pre-registration deadline and deadline to request mailed absentee ballot, 5:00 pm for both.
- Voters may still register after this date using the Election Day Registration procedure.
- In-person early voting at the Auditor's Office 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City, will still be available after this date.
- September 28, 2020: Last day for in-person early voting at the Auditor's Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Postmark deadline to return absentee ballots by mail.
- September 29, 2020: Election day. Polls open 7:00 am-8:00 pm.
- All seven regular Coralville precincts will be open; note the temporary polling place change for Coralville Precinct 3: voting will be at the Kirkwood Regional Center.
- Mailed absentee ballots may be returned to Auditor's Office until 8:00 pm.
For voter registration deadlines, early voting information, and polling places:
- Visit www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/dept_auditor.aspx.
- Call the Johnson County Auditor’s office at 319.356.6004.
- Email email@example.com.
How to Run for Public Office
People wishing to run for city office may get nomination papers (Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition) and a Candidate's Guide at:
- August 26-September 4, 2020 by 5:00 pm: Candidate filing period. Candidates submit completed nomination papers to the Johnson County Auditor's Office, which verifies if the nomination papers are complete and sufficient for filing. Nomination papers for prospective candidates can only be accepted at the Johnson County Auditor's office, and not at City Hall.
The Johnson County Auditor's Office publishes an election calendar which specifies the election type, election dates, and the candidate filing periods.Nomination Process
The City of Coralville’s nomination process is by petition, with only one election. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 25 signatures of registered voters residing on Coralville on their petitions.
Filing Nomination Papers
- Candidates may begin collecting signatures at any time.
- Nomination papers must include the Affidavit of Candidacy and the Nomination Petition, and cannot be accepted before the filing period begins or after 5:00 pm on the last day nomination papers can be filed.