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Welcome to Iowa on Ballotpedia!

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Iowa, a Midwestern state, is landlocked by the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota. It is nicknamed "the Hawkeye State” and is the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines.

Iowa has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 100 members of the House of Representatives and 25 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Iowa

On the 2015 ballot
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Voting in Iowa

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External resources for the State of Iowa

Sample ballot
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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Iowa

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Chuck Grassley
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Iowa 1981January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Joni Ernst
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Iowa 2015January 3, 2021November 2020Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Dave Loebsack
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David Young
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2015January 7, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rod Blum
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Steve King
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Iowa judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa District Courts.

The federal court system is made up of four federal courts: the Northern District of Iowa, the Southern District of Iowa and their corresponding bankruptcy courts. Appeals from these courts are heard in the Eighth Circuit Court.



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The Hawkeye State
Capital:   Des Moines
Motto:   Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Population:   3.05 million
Area of state:   56,271 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1846
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