Jody Van Patten, Mahaska County auditor and commissioner of elections, has announced that pursuant to a federal court order, the filing period for candidates for Nonparty Political Organization (NPPO) and non-affiliated persons for the upcoming general election on Nov. 8, 2022 has changed.

Anyone interested in running as an NPPO or non-affiliated candidate in the general election may pick

up nomination papers and affidavits of candidacy in the Auditor’s Office, located at 106 South 1st St. in Oskaloosa, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at

The first day for non-party candidates, township trustees and township clerks to file for the general election is Monday, Aug. 8, with a filing deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. As a reminder, the last day to file for soil and water commissioners, ag-extension and hospital trustees is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

If you have already filed papers to be on the general election ballot, you do not need to refile.

County positions open are township trustees, township clerks, soil and water commissioners, ag-extension council and hospital trustees.

For more information and for the number of signatures required for each office, please contact the Auditor’s Office at 641-673-7148.

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