2021 School Election Information

School Board Elections

School Board elections in Iowa are non-partisan.

To run for office, eligible electors must collect signatures on Nomination Petition(s) and file it along with an Affidavit of Candidacy in the office of the School Board Secretary during the filing period.   Candidates may collect signatures at any time before the filing period ends.

  • The Affidavit of Candidacy MUST indicate whether or not it is to fill a vacancy.
  • The Nomination Petition MUST designate either At-Large or a specific District before eligible electors sign the petitions.
  • If Nomination Petition is for a District Director position, the signatures must be from eligible electors who live in that district or ward


Click on the links below to obtain the forms to run for School Board.

Affidavit of Candidacy 

Nomination Petition for Non-Partisan Offices 

Candidate’s Guide for School Elections 


The filing dates for the November 2, 2021 City/School Election are: 

 First day to file: Monday, August 23, 2021.

 Last day to file: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM.



Nomination Petition signature requirements for Bremer County School Board Candidates on the November 2, 2021 ballot           are as follows:                                                                                            

SCHOOL DISTRICT                   Minimum #                                     

Denver                                                    31                                          

Janesville                                              20                                          

Sumner-Fredericksburg                  35                                          

Tripoli                                                      18                                          

Wapsie Valley District #2                 10                                          

Wapsie Valley District #3                 10

Wapsie Valley District #5                 10                                          

Waverly Shell Rock District #1      50                                          

Waverly Shell Rock District #4      50                                                                  




For information about candidates’ ethics and campaign filing responsibilities and deadlines, please contact the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board at 515-281-4028 orwww.iowa.gov/ethics.

Federal Candidates: For information about financial disclosure requirements, please contact the Federal Election Commission at www.fec.gov or 1-800-424-9530.