Mahaska County Announces New Filing Period for Upcoming General Election

Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Jody Van Patten, announces that pursuant to a Federal Court Order, the filing period for candidates for Nonparty Political Organization (NPPO) and Non-Affiliated persons for the upcoming General Election, held on November 8, 2022, has changed.

Anyone interested in running as an NPPO or Non-Affiliated candidate in the General Election may pick up Nomination Papers and Affidavits of Candidacy in the Auditor’s Office, located at 106 South 1st St, in Oskaloosa, from 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at 

The first day for Non-Party candidates, Township Trustees and Township Clerks to file for the General Election is Monday, August 8th, with a filing deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st. As a reminder, the last day to file for Soil & Water Commissioners, Ag-Extension and Hospital Trustees is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st. If you have already filed papers to be on the General Election ballot, you do not need to refile.

County positions open are: Township Trustees, Township Clerks, Soil & Water Commissioners, Ag-Extension Council, and Hospital Trustees.

For more information and for the number of signatures required for each office, please contact the Auditor’s office at 641-673-7148.


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