Running for Office

Interested in running for office? Check out our City Council and Mayor page for the most up-to-date information on seats and terms. All nomination papers need to be obtained from and submitted to the county auditor/election office. The office is located at 120 2nd Ave, Suite A in Des Moines. Nomination papers are also available on the Secretary of State's page.
Both the Iowa League of Cities and the Iowa Secretary of State have excellent candidate guides available. Click here to download the League's guide or click here for the Secretary of State's guide.

Voter Registration

Windsor Heights residents are required to register with the Polk County Election Office in order to vote in Windsor Heights elections. This may be done by filling out and mailing a voter's registration card. You can also register to vote in person at your polling location.

Where Do I Vote?

To find your polling location visit Find Your Precinct/Polling Place. The Polk County Election Office will be open for in-person early voting before an election. If you have any questions about voting, please contact the Polk County Elections Office at 515-286-3247.

Voter Resources

Any questions about an upcoming election should be directed to the Polk County Election Office at 515-286-3247.

An Important Message from the Windsor Heights Police Department

We wanted to remind Windsor Heights voters of the following:
✔️  Plan ahead and expect long lines at polling locations.
✔️  Respect those around you, even those with different opinions.
✔️  Exercise patience as others exercise their right to vote.
❌ Campaign activities are not allowed within 300 feet of polling locations. (https://tinyurl.com/yxbojv3g)
❌  Iowa Code does not allow for private persons to "poll watch." (https://tinyurl.com/y67hoysl)
❌ Voter intimidation is Illegal under both State and Federal Law. According to the US Dept of Justice, voter intimidation is conduct intended to compel prospective voters to vote against their preference or to not vote at all, through activity that is reasonably calculated to instill fear. (https://tinyurl.com/y6geudh8)
❌  Iowa Code 39A.2 and Iowa Code 39A.4 define election misconduct

We thank Windsor Heights voters for respecting their fellow voters and ensuring smooth election days.