House File 450 - Enrolled
HOUSE FILE 450
RELATING TO THE TIME OF OPENING THE POLLS FOR CERTAIN CITY
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
Section 1. Section 49.73, subsection 1, Code 2009, is
amended to read as follows:
1. At all elections, except as otherwise permitted by this
section, the polls shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. if at least
one official from each of the political parties referred to in
section 49.13 is present. On the basis of voter turnout for
recent similar elections and factors considered likely to so
affect voter turnout for the forthcoming election as to
justify shortened voting hours for that election, the
commissioner may direct that the polls be opened at 12:00 noon
a. Any school district election.
b. Any election conducted for a city
of three thousand
five hundred or less population, including a local option
sales and services tax election conducted pursuant to section
423B.1. At elections conducted pursuant to chapter 423B, all
polling places shall have the same voting hours.
c. Any election conducted for a city of more than three
thousand five hundred population if there is no contest for
any office on the ballot and no public question is being
submitted to the voters at that election.
d. c. Any election conducted for a benefited district.
e. d. Any election conducted for the unincorporated area
of a county.
PATRICK J. MURPHY
Speaker of the House
JOHN P. KIBBIE
President of the Senate
I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
is known as House File 450, Eighty=third General Assembly.
Chief Clerk of the House
Approved , 2009
CHESTER J. CULVER