About Council & Mayoral Elections
The Pleasant Hill City Council is made up of five Council members who serve overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor, who is not a member of the Council, is elected for a four-year term. These non-partisan, at-large positions are elected by Pleasant Hill citizens. Learn more .
Find your Poling PlaceClick here to find your precinct/polling place.
How to Register to Vote
In order to vote, you must be registered. The Iowa Secretary of State website provides information regarding voting Frequently Asked Questions. The Election Office website has registration forms, absentee ballot requests, and an to help you find your correct polling location.
How to Run for Public Office
People who wish to run for city office may get nomination papers (Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition) and a Candidate's Guide at:
- Polk County Auditor's Office, 120 2nd Ave., Suite A, Des Moines
- Secretary of State website
- City Hall, 5160 Maple Drive, Suite A, Pleasant Hill
November 8, 2016: United States Presidential election
The Polk County Auditor's Office publishes an election calendar which specifies the election type, election dates, and the candidate filing periods.