Regular city elections are held in November during odd-numbered years. The 2023 election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 7, will include the following Council seats:

  • Mayor (current incumbent Don DeWaard)
  • City Council Ward 2 (current incumbent Calvin Bandstra)
  • City Council Ward 4 (current incumbent Dave Hopkins)
  • City Council At-large (current incumbent Liz Sporrer)

Individuals interested in running for one of these positions are able to download a 2023 City Election packet (PDF) or pick up a paper packet at City Hall.

The November 7, 2023 ballot will also include a proposition regarding Chapter 22, Library Board of Trustees. For more information regarding this proposition, view Resolution No. 6442 (PDF) which was approved by the Pella City Council on June 7, 2022.

Voting Resources

Information regarding City elections from the Secretary of State

Information regarding elections from the Marion County Auditor

What ward do I live in?

Where do I vote?

How do I register to vote?

How do I request an absentee ballot?

  1. City Clerk

    Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Pella, IA 50219

  2. Mandy Smith

    City Clerk