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.

Who Is In Charge of Elections?
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office handles candidate filing and elections (see "Candidate & Voter Resources" and "Running for Office" below). For all election and voting information, see the Johnson County Auditor Elections website.

Next City Election
The next scheduled election for Coralville City offices will be November 7, 2023.  On the ballot will be:

  • The office of Mayor
  • Two (2) City Council seats

When terms begin
One of the council seats fills the seat of Keith Jones, who was appointed in June 2022 to fill the remainder of a term. The council seat held by appointee Jones will be filled immediately by the elected City Council candidate with the most votes once the canvass of votes is completed on November 14, 2023. 

The City Council candidate with the second-highest vote total and the Mayor will both take office on January 1, 2024. 

Who manages candidate filing and elections
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 7, 2023.

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 28-September 21, 2023 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.
The Johnson County Auditor's Office publishes an election calendar that 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 50 signatures of registered voters residing in 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.