Iowa Senate election dates and Voting Live

Iowa Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Iowa Senate election Dates 2020
Iowa Senate election​ Date: June 2, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Joni Ernst was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving four years in the state Senate. She is seeking a second term in 2020.


Iowa Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Democrats currently running include former Vice-Admiral Michael T. Franken, attorney Kimberly Graham, real estate broker Theresa Greenfield, and businessman Eddie Mauro.

Other potential Democratic candidates include state auditor Rob Sand, former governor Chet Culver, and congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, On September 24, 2019, Finkenauer endorsed Greenfield and announced that she would not run.


The Electoral system of Iowa

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Iowa, state legislators (including both senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Iowa's governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer are all elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Iowa: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Iowa Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Joni Ernst (Republican)
  • Michael T. Franken (Democratic)
  • Kimberly Graham (Democratic)
  • Theresa Greenfield (Democratic)
  • Suzanne Herzog (Independent)
  • Eddie Mauro (Democratic)

Iowa Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Iowa Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Iowa, 2016

 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Chuck Grassley (incumbent)

926,007

60.09%

-4.26%

 

Democratic

Patty Judge

549,460

35.66%

+2.36%

 

Libertarian

John Heiderscheit

41,794

2.71%

+0.44%

 

Independent

Jim Hennager

17,649

1.15%

N/A

 

Independent

Michael Luick-Thrams

4,441

0.29%

N/A

 

n/a

Write-ins

1,685

0.11%

+0.03%

Total votes

1,541,036

100.0%

N/A