City Elections

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.

2017 Election

The office of Mayor and three City Council positions will be on the ballot for the 2017 City Election on November 7, 2017.  Terms begin January 1, 2018.
  1. Running for Office
  2. Candidate & Voter Resources

How to Run for Public Office

Nomination Papers
People wishing to run for city office may get nomination papers (Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition) and a Candidate's Guide at:
Important Dates
  • August 28-September 21, 2017 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.
  • November 7, 2017: 2017 City Election
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.

The City Clerk must certify to the County Auditor the type of nomination process no later than 90 days before the regular City election. After certification, the nomination process cannot be changed unless the change will take effect after the regular City elections. 

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.
  • Nomination papers must be filed with the Johnson County Auditor's Office not more than 71 days and not less than 47 days before a regular City election.