City Council Election

A regular election will be held on Nov. 7, 2023, to fill three 4-year terms on the North Liberty City Council. The terms run from Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2027.

Local, state and federal elections throughout Johnson County, including North Liberty, are the responsibility of the Johnson County Auditor’s Office. North Liberty encourages residents to register and vote as a way to participate in their government. The county auditor has detailed information about this election online, including a list of candidates who will appear on the ballot and forums.


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Candidate Information

Candidates can file with the Johnson County Auditor starting Aug. 28, 2023. Nomination papers are due by Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. North Liberty does not have a primary provision or wards. Nomination papers are available from the Auditor’s office or website. Filing requires 50 signatures from eligible electors (that is, folks eligible to register to vote for the office, whether or not they’re registered to vote). Oct. 18: First day in-person early voting is allowed under state law, and first day mailed absentee ballots can be sent. Ballots may not be ready by this date. Details on when early voting will begin will be posted closer to the election. Oct. 23: Voter pre-registration deadline. If you need to register in Johnson County or update your address after this date, you will need to follow Election Day Registration procedures in order to vote in this election. This is also the deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot. We must have your Absentee Ballot Request form in our hands by 5 PM. In-person early voting will still be available after this date. Nov. 6: Last day of in-person early voting. Nov. 7: Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters must vote at their assigned polling place. Mailed absentee ballots must be received at our office before polls close at 8 p.m.
Four candidates have filed for three four-year city council terms. Details about non-city offices are available from the County Auditor's office.

Brian Leibold
395 Canterbury St
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Mike Mbanza
1165 Ogden Ln
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Paul Park
255 N Dubuque St
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Brent Smith
595 Penn Ridge Pl
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Each filed city office candidate will be invited to record a four-minute statement for publication on this page. Videos will be published simultaneously before early voting begins.
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