is still time to cast your ballot in the district judicial nominating commissioner
election. The individuals who serve on these commissions are charged with
finding appropriate candidates to recommend to the governor for district court
vacancies. The voting period closes Jan. 31, at 11:59 p.m.
of 15 attorney positions are open in each of Iowa’s 14 judicial election
subdistricts. The election will be conducted electronically and is completely
confidential. With the exception of judicial election district 5C, all
districts are to elect one eligible elector. The person to be elected in
Districts 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B and 7 shall be a female; the person to be
elected in Districts 2A, 2B, 4, 6, 8A and 8B shall be a male. The eligible
resident members in District 5C are to elect two electors; one shall be a male
and one shall be a female. See Iowa Code §46.4 and 602.11111(3)(2015) for
procedural details. Members of the district judicial nominating commissions
serve six-year terms.
a ballot, attorneys should first log into their accounts on the Office of
Professional Regulation website at www.iacourtcommissions.org. Then, locate the
menu item "Judicial Nominating Elections,” click and select the menu button "Vote in
Current Election,” and selecting "January 31, 2016” from the drop-down box.
From there, attorneys should make their selections and click "Cast Ballot” to
submit their votes.
about the voting procedure should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-5241.