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Council Bluffs City Primary Election

October 8, 2019

Primary Election
The Primary Election is an election to determine which candidates will qualify for the General Election for a given party. In Iowa you must be a member of the political party of which you wish to vote for in order to participate; known as a “closed primary”. The primary election is held on the 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday in June of each even-numbered year.

Official Election Results

All Precincts Counted

Highlighted Race(s)

Council Bluffs City Council

Top 6 vote getters will appear on the ballot in November · 22/22 Precincts Counted · Official Results
Roger Sandau
48.3%
1,297
Chad Hannan
42.1%
1,131
Deb Bass
36.2%
971
Joe Disalvo
35.7%
959
Nate Watson
29.3%
786
Sharon White
25.3%
679
Lynne Branigan
21.6%
580
Darian Scott
16.5%
443
Ronald E. Cleveland
12.6%
339
Robert Fairchild
6.9%
185

Voter Turnout

Registered
40,018
Voted
6.7%
2,684

Votes Cast

Absentee
9.6%
257
Election Day
90.4%
2427

Archived Election Details

A primary election will be held for the City of Council Bluffs to narrow the field of city council candidates from 10 to 6 candidates. The top 6 vote getters will appear on the ballot in November.

Poll Hours

  • 7am to 8pm

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Dates and Deadlines

  • June 10: First day to request an absentee ballot.
  • August 12 - August 29: Filing Period for City Primary Election (Candidates file with their respective city clerk).
  • September 9: Absentee Voting begins.
  • September 27: Voter Pre-registration deadline.
  • September 27: Last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed.
  • October 7: Last day to vote in-person absentee.
  • October 8: Election Day

Important information

  • Voter ID will be required on Election Day.  Voters going to the polls on Election Day will be required to provide ID in order to cast a regular ballot.  The "oath option" that was available in 2018 is no longer an option.  
  • Voter ID number or Voter PIN is required when requesting an absentee ballot.  Effective October 1, 2019, voters are required to provide either their driver's license or non-operator's ID number or their four digit voter PIN when requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them or when voting absentee at the courthouse.
  • Voters will vote at their General Election polling place.  

 

Sample Ballots (PDF)

This webpage was printed on August 7, 2020. For the most current election-related information, visit the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Elections website at elections.pottcounty-ia.gov.