45.3  Preparation of petition and affidavit.

Each eligible elector who signs a nominating petition drawn up in accordance with this chapter shall add to the signature the elector's residence address and the date of signing. The person whose nomination is proposed by the petition shall not sign it. A person may sign nomination petitions under this chapter for more than one candidate for the same office, and the signature is not invalid solely because the person signed nomination petitions for one or more other candidates for the office.

Each candidate shall complete and file a signed, notarized affidavit of candidacy. The affidavit shall be filed at the same time as the nomination petition. The affidavit shall be in the form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall include the following information:

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

2.  The candidate's home address.

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

4.  The name of the political organization by which the candidate was nominated, if any.

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

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

7.  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.

8.  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.

9.  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, § 1100; C24, § 651; C27, 31, 35, § 655-a19; C39, § 655.19; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 45.3; C75, § 45.3, 56.5(4); C77, 79, 81, § 45.3; 81 Acts, ch 35, § 18]

Section History: Recent form

  87 Acts, ch 221, §6; 89 Acts, ch 136, §28; 90 Acts, ch 1238, §9; 91 Acts, ch 129, §9; 94 Acts, ch 1023, §79; 94 Acts, ch 1180, §11; 98 Acts, ch 1052, § 4

Internal References

  Referred to in § 357.13, 358.9, 376.11

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