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FRIDAY IS DEADLINE FOR MAJOR PARTY CAMPAIGN FILING IN IOWA

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MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES FOR STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICE HAVE UNTIL 5 P.M. TODAY (FRIDAY) TO DELIVER THEIR NOMINATING PETITIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE IN DES MOINES.

IN ORDER TO RUN IN NOVEMBER’S GENERAL ELECTION, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS EITHER HAVE TO WIN THEIR PARTY’S PRIMARY ELECTION IN JUNE OR BE NOMINATED AT PARTY CONVENTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS.

MOST CANDIDATES HAVE DROPPED OFF BINDERS FULL OF PETITION SHEETS SIGNED BY ELIGIBLE IOWA VOTERS.

THE NUMBER OF PETITION SIGNATURES VARIES BASED ON THE OFFICE A CANDIDATE SEEKS. UNDER NEW RULES, CANDIDATES FROM OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE TO SUBMIT PETITION SIGNATURES BY TODAY’S DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES HAVE UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, TO DELIVER THEIR NOMINATING PETITIONS TO THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE IN THEIR COUNTY.
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