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.

2021 City Election
The 2021 City Election is November 2, 2021. The office of Mayor and three City Council positions will be on the ballot. Terms begin January 1, 2022.

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office handles candidate filing and elections (see "Candidate & Voter Resources" and "Running for Office" below). Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm on November 2.

Mayor (one to be elected; two-year term)

  • Meghann Foster

City Council (three to be elected; four year terms)

  • Laurie Goodrich
  • Hai Huynh
  • Mike Knudson
  • Cindy Riley
Source: Johnson County Auditor's website as of 5:00 pm on September 16, 2021. View candidate list

Contact Us

  1. Thorsten J. Johnson

    City Clerk

    1512 7th St.
    P.O. Box 5127
    Coralville, IA  52241

    Ph: 319.248.1700
    Fx: 319.248.1894


    Monday - Friday
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Staff Directory
  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 23-September 16, 2021 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.
  • September 21, 2021: Withdrawn or objection deadline for candidates.
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.

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.

Candidate Videos

Each candidate on the ballot for the November 2, 2021 City Election will be invited to record a candidate video statement at a scheduled time on September 22 and 23, 2021. Candidates will be invited by email using the email listed on the Johnson County Auditor candidate webpage. Videos will appear on this website in alphabetical order.

Candidate Forum(s)

The City lists candidate forums when notified by the sponsoring organization. Information is subject to change. Contact the sponsoring organization to learn more.
Scheduled Date Time Location Sponsored By Video
Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 pm Zoom League of Women Voters of Johnson County Livestreamed to League of Women Voters of Johnson County Facebook
View Forum
  • Live on Facebook (when available)
  • Stream online (available approx. 24 hours post-forum)
  • Rebroadcast on Mediacom cable channel 5/118-8 digital in Coralville (available approx. 24 hours post-forum)