People wanting to run for the office of Mayor or City Council in La Porte City in the November 7, 2017 election may now declare their candidacy with the Black Hawk County Auditor’s office. The deadline to file papers is 5 PM on Thursday, September 21.

Candidates are required to file a nomination petition and an affidavit of candidacy. The number of signatures required on the petitions is available from the County Election Office (319-833-3007 or election@co.black-hawk.ia.us). A candidate must be an eligible elector of the city at the time of filing nomination papers, as well as the time of the election.  

Further information regarding city elections, candidates and deadlines is available under the “Current Elections” tab of the Black Hawk County Election Office webpage: www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/190/Elections. 

Candidates should also be familiar with Iowa ethics and campaign disclosure laws.  Information related to them may be found under the “Campaign Finance Letter” tab of the Election Office webpage.