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Preparations underway for Cerro Gordo Co. auditor election

Those interested in running as an independent must have 250 signatures in order to be placed on November ballot

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 8:21 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - After the sudden resignation last week of Cerro Gordo County Auditor Riley Dirksen, we're learning what happens next.

According to Interim Auditor Pat Wright, nobody has so far filed the necessary paperwork to run for the position, but a few people have been expressing interest.

Those wanting to run as an independent need to have 250 signatures on a Nomination Petition by August 29th to be placed on the November ballot. Those running under a specific party need to go to to their respective party chairs in order to convene, per Iowa law. If any of the parties convene (such as Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians), their candidate’s name will be identified on the ballot with the party they are affiliated with. Typically, the Candidate’s Affiliation will complete and turn into the Auditor the Affidavit of Candidacy.

Regardless of affiliation, the office requires the Affidavit of Candidacy, and will assist in the process.

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