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Posted on: December 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Candidate packets now available for 2016 Primary Elections

Linn County Election Services wishes to inform all potential Primary Elections candidates that informational packets for candidates are now available. A candidate packet can be picked up at the Election Services Department of the Auditor’s Office or downloaded from the Linn County website at

Democrats and Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in the June 7, 2016 Primary Elections are encouraged to thoroughly review the candidate packet. A wealth of information is provided in the packet to help individuals successfully become an official candidate and to get their campaign off on the right foot. Along with other important information, the packet contains a candidate guide, sample forms and tips for successfully filing nomination papers.

Nomination papers for state and federal offices are filed with the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) in Des Moines.

Nomination papers for Linn County offices are filed in the Election Services Department.
Address: Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Filing Period: Monday, March 7, 2016 to Wednesday, March 30, 2016

For additional information about Primary Election Candidate Nominations, please contact Linn County Election Services at 319-892-5300, ext 1 or [email protected].

Dates & Deadlines
2/29/2016 State & Federal Candidate Filing Period Begins (At SOS)
3/7/2016 County Candidate Filing Period Begins (At County Auditor)
3/18/2016 State & Federal Candidate Filing Period Ends (5pm with SOS)
3/30/2016 County Candidate Filing Period Ends (5pm with County Auditor)
4/1/2016 Deadline For Withdrawal by a County Candidate
4/4/2016 Deadline For Objections to a County Candidate
6/7/2016 Election Day – Partisan Primary

Informational Candidate Packets...
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