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Municipal elections in Iowa are one day away, and the "WhereUVote" mobile app is here to help. The app assists voters in finding their polling locations and can also provide sample ballots to look over before going to the polls. / Clinton County

Election officials in Iowa are preparing for combined school board and city elections in the fall.

Board of education elections used to be held in September. But in 2017, Iowa lawmakers passed a law to hold them in November on the same day as city elections.

So this month, Clinton County mailed new voter registration cards to voters so they'll know where to cast their ballots.

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Iowa voters went to the polls Tuesday to select mayors and aldermen in municipal elections.

Bob Vogelbaugh (left), At-Large Ald. Stephanie Acri (center) & 2nd Ward Ald. Dave Parker (right)
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Stephanie Acri and Bob Vogelbaugh say minor mistakes shouldn't prevent them from being on the ballot in next spring's mayoral election. This morning in front of Moline City Hall, the two candidates told reporters Mayor Scott Raes' challenges to their nominating petitions should be dismissed. He says Acri and Vogelbaugh failed to number each signature page, as required by state law.

Thoms Announces Candidacy For Rock Island Mayor

Aug 2, 2016
Mike Thoms announces his candidacy for mayor of Rock Island at the Establishment downtown.
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Lifelong Rock Island resident Mike Thoms announced Tuesday he's running for mayor.