48A.2  Definitions.

The definitions established by this section and section 39.3 shall apply wherever the terms so defined appear in this chapter, unless the context in which any such term is used clearly requires otherwise.

1.  "Commissioner of registration" means the county commissioner of elections as defined in section 47.2.

2.  "Homeless person" means a person who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and who has a primary nighttime residence that is one of the following:

a.  A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations.

b.  An institution that provides a temporary residence for persons intended to be institutionalized.

c.  A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

3.  "Person who is mentally incompetent to vote" means a person who has been found to lack the mental capacity to vote in a proceeding held pursuant to section 222.31 or 633.556.

4.  "Voter registration agency" means an agency designated to conduct voter registration under section 48A.19. Offices of the office of driver services of the state department of transportation are not voter registration agencies.

5.  "Voter registration form" means an application to register to vote which must be completed by any person registering to vote.

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1169, §2; 96 Acts, ch 1129, § 14; 98 Acts, ch 1185, § 1

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