A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). In other words, primary elections are generally when each political party decides its nominee for the upcoming general election. Primaries are common in the United States, where they trace their origin
to the progressive movement. elsewhere in the world, the nomination of candidates is usually the responsibility of political parties and does not make use of the public apparatus for holding elections.
A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections. For more information about General Elections visitWikipedia.
Henry County, Iowa - City Election Information
A City Election is an election that occurs bi-annually on odd number years in November.
A City Election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members for specific cities in Henry County.
A School Election is an election held bi-annually in September. School Elections are used to elect school board members for specific school districts located in and adjacent to Henry County.
Henry County Special Election Information
A Special Election is any election that is not a regular scheduled Election called for by any taxing authority in Henry County for specific purposes as defined by the Code of Iowa.
Elected County Officials - 4 year terms
Supervisor - Greg Moeller - 2020
Supervisor - Marc Lindeen - 2022
Supervisor - Chad White 2020
Auditor - Shelly Barber - 2020
Recorder - Mindy Fitzgibbon - 2022
Attorney - Darin Stater - 2022
Sheriff - Rich McNamee - 2020
Watch the following videos for an understanding of how voting works in Iowa and how the County Auditor is involved
Here would be a great place to put in the Top 5 Reasons to Vote! An example would be something like:
It's your money.
The elected officials you vote for will decide how much of our wealth to invest in public services and how to fairly share the tax burden.
It's your children's education.
You elect local and state school board members who set public education policy and budgets that will affect how well prepared your children and grandchildren will be for the future. Decisions by our legislators, governor, Congress and president also affect the public schools and the quality and cost of higher education as well.
It's your job.
Congress, the president, the governor and your legislators influence what job training is available, minimum wage, pay equity, fairness in hiring, health insurance through your employer, job and pension security, and workplace safety.
It's your health care.
Action by the governor, legislature and Congress has made health insurance accessible to thousands but many citizens are still uninsured. Their decisions on Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance laws determine your access to health care.
You breathe the air and drink the water.
Your county, state and national elected officials set pollution standards, enforcement strategies and budgets.
They plan and zone where roads and industries will be built and how public lands will be used decisions that can determine how safe your air and water are.