44.3  Certificate.

1.  The certificate required by section 44.2 shall state the following information:

a.  The name of each candidate nominated.

b.  The office to which each candidate is nominated.

c.  The name of the political organization making such nomination, expressed in not more than five words.

d.  The place of residence of each nominee, with the street or number thereof, if any.

e.  In case of presidential candidates, the names and addresses of presidential electors shall be stated, and the names of the candidates for president and vice president shall be added to the name of the organization.

f.  The name and address of each member of the organization's executive or central committee.

g.  The provisions, if any, made for filling vacancies in nominations.

h.  The name and address of each delegate or voter in attendance at a convention or caucus where a nomination is made.

2.  Each candidate nominated by the convention or caucus shall complete and file a signed, notarized affidavit of candidacy. The affidavit shall be in the form prescribed by the secretary of state. The affidavit shall include the following information:

a.  The candidate's name in the form the candidate wants it to appear on the ballot.

b.  The candidate's home address.

c.  The name of the county in which the candidate resides.

d.  The name of the political organization by which the candidate was nominated.

e.  The office sought by the candidate, and the district the candidate seeks to represent, if any.

f.  A declaration that if the candidate is elected the candidate will qualify by taking the oath of office.

g.  A statement that the candidate is aware that the candidate is required to organize a candidate's committee which shall file an organization statement and disclosure reports if the committee or the candidate receives contributions, makes expenditures, or incurs indebtedness in excess of the reporting threshold in section 56.2, subsection 5. This subsection shall not apply to candidates for federal office.

h.  A statement that the candidate is aware of the prohibition in section 49.41 against being a candidate for more than one office to be filled at the same election, except county agricultural extension council, soil and water conservation district commission, and regional library board of trustees.

i.  A statement that the candidate is aware that the candidate is disqualified from holding office if the candidate has been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime and the candidate's rights have not been restored by the governor or by the president of the United States.

Section History: Early form

  [C97, § 1099; C24, § 650; C27, 31, 35, § 655-a3; C39, § 655.03; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 44.3; C75, § 44.3, 56.5(4); C77, 79, 81, § 44.3; 81 Acts, ch 34, § 5, ch 35, § 17]

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1238, §7; 91 Acts, ch 129, §7; 94 Acts, ch 1023, §78; 94 Acts, ch 1180, §9; 98 Acts, ch 1052, § 3


  Additional certification, § 44.13

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