- 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.
- 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 Iowa County.
- A School Election is an election held every two years in
September. School Elections are used to elect school board members for specific
school districts located in and adjacent to Iowa County.
A Special Election is any election that is not a regular
scheduled election called for by any taxing authority in Iowa County for
specific purposes as defined by the Code of Iowa.
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