resident members of the Iowa Bar, who are interested in nominating themselves
or someone else to their district nominating commissions, must file a
nominating petition in the state court administrator’s office on or before
Jan. 1. Elections take place in January.
person elected in Districts 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B and 7 shall be a female. The
individual elected in Districts 2A, 2B, 4, 6, 8A and 8B shall be a male.
Eligible members of the bar in District 5C are to elect two electors – one male
and one female.
elected begin their terms on Feb. 1, 2016 and serve until Jan. 31, 2022. During
their terms, they "shall hold no office of profit of the United States or of
the state,” according to Article V, section 16 of the Iowa Constitution. The
constitution also specifies that commissioners shall serve for six-year terms
and be ineligible for a second six-year term on the same commission.
of the electors whose terms expire this January can be seen here.
To obtain blank nominating petitions, contact the
state court administrator’s office at: David K. Boyd, State Court Administrator,
1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 515-281-5241.