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What to know about the Iowa City Council election

Only one competitive race on city ballot

(File photo/The Gazette)
(File photo/The Gazette)

In Iowa City, there’s only one competitive city council race on the ballot. Here’s what you need to know about Tuesday’s city elections.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Closing time is an hour earlier than previous elections.)

Looking for results? Results will be posted after polls close

Just the FAQs: What you need to know to vote in Tuesday’s city and school elections

Who are the candidates?

Three candidates — Megan Alter, Laura Bergus and Janice Weiner — are vying for two at-large seats being vacated on the council. Also on the ballot are two district seats, but they are unopposed: In District A, Pauline Taylor is seeking reelection, and John Thomas is seeking his seat again in District C.

Where the candidates stand

The Gazette invited the candidates for the at-large seats to write columns to share their platforms:

• Alter: Local government can address child care crisis

• Bergus: Public should have easier access to information

• Weiner: Public service means doing the right thing for all

The Gazette’s editorial board weighed in on the race, too.

Gazette endorsement: Three new candidates in Iowa City at-large race

What else is on the ballot?

There are no city measures, but school elections are on the ballot this time around. Here’s what to expect:

Iowa City school vote: What you need to know about Tuesday’s school elections

Have questions?

For more information on voting, finding your precinct and what’s on the ballot, visit the Johnson County auditor’s website.

• Find your polling place: Use this tool from the Johnson County auditor. Just enter your address.

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