46.20  Declaration of candidacy.

At least one hundred four days before the judicial election preceding expiration of the initial or regular term of office, a judge of the supreme court, court of appeals, or district court including district associate judges, or a clerk of the district court who is required to stand for retention under section 602.1216 may file a declaration of candidacy with the state commissioner of elections to stand for retention or rejection at that election. If a judge or clerk fails to file the declaration, the office shall be vacant at the end of the term. District associate judges filing the declaration shall stand for retention in the judicial election district of their residence.

Section History: Early form

  [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 46.20]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 186, § 10023, 10201; 89 Acts, ch 136, §29

Internal References

  Referred to in § 602.1216, 602.6305

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