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.

2020 Special Election

One City Council seat was on the ballot for the Special Election on September 29, 2020, following the resignation of long-time City Councilor Tom Gill.  

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office manages candidate filing and elections (see "Candidate & Voter Resources" and "Running for Office" below).


Hai Huynh was elected to the City Council and will complete the remainder of the term ending December 31, 2021, following the resignation of City Councilor Tom Gill. Huynh will be sworn in after the canvass on October 6, 2020. 

Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
View election results

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

Candidate Videos

Each candidate on the ballot for the September 29, 2020 Special Election was invited to record a candidate video statement. Videos appear in alphabetical order.

Barry Bedford

Nick Burrell

Hai Huynh

Heather Seitsinger
Did not record a video
Phone: 314.445.7704
(Contact information from the Johnson County Auditor's web page as of 10:30 am on September 17, 2020)

Candidate Forum

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
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:00-6:00 pm Zoom League of Women Voters of Johnson County Watch video
View Forum
  • LWVJC Facebook video
  • 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)

  1. Voting & Resources
  2. Running for Office

Candidate & Voter Resources

Special Election

Elections are managed by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office. 

  • September 14-28, 2020: In person early voting at Auditor's Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. Please check in with front door staff.
  • September 18, 2020: Pre-registration deadline and deadline to request mailed absentee ballot, 5:00 pm for both.
    • Voters may still register after this date using the Election Day Registration procedure.
    • In-person early voting at the Auditor's Office 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City, will still be available after this date.
  • September 28, 2020: Last day for in-person early voting at the Auditor's Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, Iowa City, 
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Postmark deadline to return absentee ballots by mail.
  • September 29, 2020: Election day. Polls open 7:00 am-8:00 pm
    • All seven regular Coralville precincts will be open; note the temporary polling place change for Coralville Precinct 3: voting will be at the Kirkwood Regional Center.
    • Mailed absentee ballots may be returned to Auditor's Office until 8:00 pm.
(Information from the Johnson County Auditor website as of 9:30 am on September 10, 2020. See the Johnson County Auditor website for updated information.)

Learn More

For voter registration deadlines, early voting information, and polling places:
Questions regarding the election may be directed to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 319.356.6004 or City Clerk Thor Johnson at 319.248.1700.