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Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Lauren White , Politics Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign...

City Councilor Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

New voting rules cause absentee ballot headaches for auditors

Rylee Wilson , Managing Editor October 26, 2021

New deadlines for absentee ballots are creating hang-ups for some counties, including Johnson County. A law signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in March shortened Iowa’s early voting period from...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague leads a march during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Iowa Democrats rally against voter suppression

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter August 30, 2021

The March on Old Capitol for Voting Rights was one of over 50 nonviolent rallies held across the nation protesting the 389 bills suppressing voting methods that have been introduced by over 48 states...

Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem Mazahir Salih speaks during the final session of the “Speak Up, Speak Out” series at Mercer Park on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mayor Bruce Teague invited community members to voice their thoughts and frustrations.

Mazahir Salih endorses Shawn Harmsen for Iowa City City Council, won’t seek reelection

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor June 23, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilor Mazahir Salih announced she will not seek reelection on the Iowa City City Council and endorsed Shawn Harmsen for City Council at an event Wednesday night.  Salih...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague to formally announce reelection after first term

Sabine Martin, News Editor June 17, 2021

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague will be running for reelection after leading the Iowa City City Council for one term. Teague will announce his candidacy Thursday night at the Iowa City Juneteenth Block...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.

Gov. Reynolds tours new mental health and crisis center in Iowa City

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter February 11, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia toured the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday afternoon, a new mental health and crisis facility that will begin providing...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.

Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.

What you need to know ahead of Election Day

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting...

The second 2020 Presidential Debate plays on the television in Gabe’s on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate is between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

Iowans say Thursday’s presidential debate was more productive

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor October 22, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for America’s future Thursday night, in an exchange that was far more restrained than the pair’s first debate in September. With less than...

Johnson County holds drive-in voting at 913 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City. Resident Susan Horan goes over the ballot on Tuesday, Oct.6, 2020.

A recap of Iowa’s first week of early voting

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 11, 2020

Johnson and other area counties are seeing an influx of early voting after the first voters of the 2020 election cast their ballots this week. In its first week of early voting, Johnson County averaged...

A pair of Johnson County citizens are seen anonymously voting in the The University of Iowa Visual Arts building on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Counties all across Iowa along with eight other states are participating in the 2020 primary elections.

Early voting in Iowa begins Monday: here’s how you can vote

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 4, 2020

Early voting begins Oct. 5 in Iowa, and the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing the boundaries of what a typical general election looks like. With Iowa’s spike in COVID-19 cases, Johnson County auditor...

Students are seen voting at the Main Library on Nov. 6, 2018.

Cómo Votar en Iowa

Cesar Perez, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director October 4, 2020

La pandemia de COVID-19 está cambiando las formas en como ciudadanos americanos están votando en las elecciones presidenciales del 2020. Con el aumento de casos en el estado de Iowa, el auditor del...

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