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Signature Requirements – Nevada is a city without runoff provisions and follows Chapter 45, Nomination by Petition

The minimum number of signatures needed is dependent on the size of the city.

  • For cities with a population of 3,500 or greater: at least twenty-five (25) signatures


For Offices Elected by Ward (Nevada has Wards 1 through 4)

In cities where council members are only voted on by the residents of the ward, petition signers must live within the ward.


Filing Period

Monday, August 23 – Thursday, September 16, 2021


  • Nomination petitions and affidavits of candidacy are filed with the city clerk.
  • City Clerk’s offices must be open until 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
  • Affidavits must be notarized.
  • For more information please see the Candidate’s Guide from the Iowa Secretary of State

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Paperwork required (fillable forms available on SOS website) or at City Hall

  • Nomination Petition (needs at least 25 signatures) State of Iowa
  • Affidavit of Candidacy (needs notarized)


Useful Links:

Secretary of State’s Office:

Ethics & Campaign Disclosure BoardGuide for City Candidates | Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board


The following City of Nevada Offices will be on the Ballot on November 2, 2021

(Incumbent shown in parentheses)

MAYOR  (Brett Barker)

WARD 2 (Luke Spence)

WARD 4 (Dane Nealson)

AT-LARGE (Brian Hanson)

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