About Council & Mayoral Elections
The 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.
Who Is In Charge of Elections?
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office handles candidate filing and elections (see "Candidate & Voter Resources" and "Running for Office" below). For all election and voting information, see the Johnson County Auditor Elections website.
Next City Election
The next scheduled election for Coralville City offices will be November 7, 2023. On the ballot will be:
- The office of Mayor
- Two (2) City Council seats
When terms begin
One of the council seats fills the seat of Keith Jones, who was appointed in June 2022 to fill the remainder of a term. The council seat held by appointee Jones will be filled immediately by the elected City Council candidate with the most votes once the canvass of votes is completed on November 14, 2023.
The City Council candidate with the second-highest vote total and the Mayor will both take office on January 1, 2024.
Who manages candidate filing and elections
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office handles 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 November 7, 2023.
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:
- Johnson County Auditor's office, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City (by appointment only; call 319.356.6004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Secretary of State website
- View "Information for Candidates" for the November 7, 2023 election at the Johnson County Auditor website
- August 28-September 21, 2023 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 City of Coralville’s nomination process is by petition, with only one election. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 50 signatures of registered voters residing in 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.
- Election information (voter registration, absentee ballots, where to vote, and election calendar)
- City Council documents (agendas, minutes, videos, and work session notes)
Ways to Vote in the City Election
Elections are managed by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.
- Early Voting & Absentee Ballots: Early voting information and absentee ballot information is available from the Johnson County Auditor. See the Johnson County Auditor website.
- Election Day Voting: Election Day voting information is available from the Johnson County Auditor. See the Johnson County Auditor website.
For voter registration deadlines, early voting information, and polling places:
- Visit www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/auditor/elections.
- Call the Johnson County Auditor’s office at 319.356.6004.
- Email email@example.com.
Questions regarding the election may be directed to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 319.356.6004 or City Clerk Thor Johnson at 319.248.1700.