Notice of Intended Action

Primary election—nominations by write-in votes for certain offices, rescind 21.602

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to nominations by write-in votes

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Secretary of State hereby proposes to amend Chapter 21, "Election Forms and Instructions," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 43.66.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making rescinds rule 721—21.602(43) relating to nominations by write-in votes for certain offices in a primary election. This rule making is made at the direction and with the guidance of the Attorney General's office.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Secretary of State for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 721—Chapter 10.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Secretary of State no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 5, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Molly Widen

Office of the Secretary of State

Lucas State Office Building, First Floor

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.5864


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Rescind and reserve rule 721—21.602(43).

Secretary of State

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 2/5/2019.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 721-21.602
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