What are the political parties in Iowa?
To qualify for official, full party status, a party must win more than 2% of the vote for President or governor in each general election. Iowa currently has two official political parties: Democratic and Republican. Parties that do not meet the 2% requirement may petition for a status called "political organization." Political organizations are listed on voter registration forms, but do not hold primary elections. Since January 1, 2008, voters have been able to register with two political organizations, the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. For more information, please call the Auditor’s Office at 563-245-1106.

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1. What are the political parties in Iowa?
2. Can a third party candidate run for office in Iowa?
3. Can a candidate be the nominee of more than one party?
4. Do political organizations have primaries?
5. How can I find out about the candidates? Can I get information from your office?