Can a third party candidate run for office in Iowa?
Anyone who meets the legal requirements may run for office. Candidates who are not the nominees of the Democratic or Republican parties qualify for the ballot through a process called nomination by petition and may choose whether or not to list the name of a party on the ballot. 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?
6. How do I contact the political parties in Clayton County?