Reminder: district judicial nominating commissioner election
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There 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.


A total 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.


To cast a ballot, attorneys should first log into their accounts on the Office of Professional Regulation website at 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.


Questions about the voting procedure should be directed to or 515-281-5241.