Information & Forms for Candidates

Candidates may begin collecting signatures at any time.  However, the signers must still be eligible electors when the papers are filed in order for the signatures to count.


Signatures needed:

Democratic candidate - 25

Libertarian candidate - 3

Republican candidate - 46


Candidate's Guide

Nomination Petition

Affidavit of Candidacy


Click here for a list of current elected officials.

Absentee Ballot Request

Absentee Ballot Request Form


NOTE: Absentee ballots may be requested no more than 120 days before an election. Applications for absentee ballots prior to 120 days before election day will be returned to the voter.  Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Auditor's Office eleven days before the primary election.


The first day for the Auditor to mail ballots to voters who have applied for an absentee ballot is now 29 days before the election.


Complete and mail the ballot request form to:

Decatur County Auditor

207 N. Main St.

Leon, IA 50144


Contact us with any questions.