Primary election—nominations by write-in votes for certain offices, rescind 21.602
SECRETARY OF STATE
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.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
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.
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:
Office of the Secretary of State
Lucas State Office Building, First Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
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).