Local Affairs Committee

Local Affairs Committee

The Local Affairs Committee is intended to develop and implement nonpartisan ideas and initiatives to promote the political involvement of our student body.

Interested in Joining the Committee?

Click the link below to access the application and learn more!

Student Voting Information

Follow this link to a comprehensive repository of voting while at ISU

What we do?

Our goal is to empower students to feel comfortable expressing themselves and their ideas.

  • Develop and implement nonpartisan ideas and initiatives to promote student’s political involvement.
  • Inform students about local and federal elections.
  • Empower students to feel comfortable expressing themselves and their ideas.
  • Promote a strong feeling of community in Ames and Iowa State University

Member Responsibilities:

  • An At-Large member will attend weekly committee meetings and will help in the development and implementation of various initiatives.
  • They are free to propose any cool events or initiatives they would like, or they can help others with initiatives.

Goals for the committee:

I hope to continue the political base of the committee by hosting many voter registration and political information sessions throughout the year. I also hope to further improve the committee’s community involvement by promoting more events that are relevant to the Iowa State community and Ames in general.

Additional Resources:

League of Women Voters in Ames!

The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Story County Iowa Auditor & Elections

Information about the Auditor’s office and more!

Voter Registration Form



Click here to reach out to Committee Chair Sonja Paulson by email!

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Jeffery Clark

Ex-Officio Ames City Council Liaison

Would like to submit an idea?

The committee would love to hear what you have in mind to help better elevate student lives at Iowa State University related to local affairs.