Nevada, Iowa Election Information
See information about the current Filing Period for City elections: 2023 Election Information will be posted when it is available
For new voter identification requirements see the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.
The Iowa League of Cities has collaborated with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board to develop the City Candidate’s Guide, which gives potential candidates a description of the process and requirements for conducting a campaign, as well as an overview of city government. Copies are available at City Hall.
The City of Nevada, per Chapter 6 of the Nevada Code of Ordinances, holds City Elections by Nomination. All candidates for elective municipal offices shall be nominated under the provisions of Chapter 45 of the Code of Iowa. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 376.3) Click on the link below to be directed to the Iowa Secretary of State’s website for City Elections to obtain the Candidate’s Guide “for cities without primary election provisions” and nomination papers. Nomination papers are also available at City Hall. Legislation passed in 2014 transferred nomination paper filling responsibilities to the county auditor/county commissioner of elections. However, effective July 1, 2016, SF2242 allowed County Auditors to designate city clerks the authority to receive nomination papers for elective city offices. On June 27, 2016, Story County Auditor designated the City Clerk’s office as the filing officer to receive nomination papers for elective city offices. This allows nomination papers to be turned in to the Nevada City Clerk’s office at 1209 6th Street in Nevada, Iowa.
Iowa Secretary of State Candidate’s Guide to a Regular City Election