Ballot Issues

Supermajority for bonds goes back to 1930s

IOWA CITY — For more than 80 years, Iowa counties, cities and school districts have needed 60 percent of the vote — as opposed to a s ... »

Jail expansions undecided, North Liberty gets new mayor

Jail expansion projects in Delaware and Allamakee counties may pass, as voters seemed to favor each of the $4.9 million projects in early results. ... »

Johnson County Courthouse expansion can’t get supermajority

IOWA CITY — Johnson County voters for the third time have voted down a courthouse annex — even after officials removed an expanded ja ... »

Cedar Rapids PPEL vote too close to call

CEDAR RAPIDS — Absentee ballots and a recount in one Cedar Rapids voting precinct Tuesday left the fate of the Cedar Rapids Community School ... »

Johnson County wants sales tax money for courthouse project

IOWA CITY — Johnson County voters will be asked for money on two different ballot issues this fall, and some officials want one of those to ... »

Poll finds strong support for defense of traditional marriage among GOP voters

CEDAR RAPIDS — More than three-fifths of likely Republican primary election voters would like to maintain the party’s plank affirming ... »

Linn Auditor catches likely violation

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s heavily used absentee voting system is open to irregularities and sloppy shortcuts that actually are violations ... »