City Elections

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 about the Mayor and City Council.

Find your Poling Place

Click 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 interactive application 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:

Important Dates


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.