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According to [[Iowa Constitution|Article 4, Section 22 of the Iowa Constitution]], the Secretary of State, along with the Treasurer and Auditor, are elected to serve for a term of four years in length, which runs concurrently with the term of the [[Governor of Iowa|governor]]. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.
 
According to [[Iowa Constitution|Article 4, Section 22 of the Iowa Constitution]], the Secretary of State, along with the Treasurer and Auditor, are elected to serve for a term of four years in length, which runs concurrently with the term of the [[Governor of Iowa|governor]]. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.
  

Revision as of 14:00, 26 December 2013

Iowa Secretary of State
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $2,970,585
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Article 4, Section 22 of the Iowa Constitution
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Matt Schultz.png
Name:  Matt Schultz
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $103,212
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Iowa Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of AgricultureDirector of EducationInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerUtilities Board
The Iowa Secretary of State is a constitutional officer of the state of Iowa and is elected every four years. The secretary of state serves as the state commissioner of elections, maintains corporations' records, registers trademarks, commissions notaries public, and preserves original documents.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Matt Schultz.[1]

Authority

The Iowa Secretary of State's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Article VI of the Iowa Constitution.

Article IV, Section 22:

A secretary of state, an auditor of state and a treasurer of state shall be elected by the qualified electors at the same time that the governor is elected and for a four-year term commencing on the first day of January next after their election, and they shall perform such duties as may be provided by law.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Iowa State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a legal resident of the state of Iowa

Elections

Iowa state government organizational chart

According to Article 4, Section 22 of the Iowa Constitution, the Secretary of State, along with the Treasurer and Auditor, are elected to serve for a term of four years in length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.

Article 4, Section 22:

A secretary of state, an auditor of state and a treasurer of state shall be elected by the qualified electors at the same time that the governor is elected and for a four-year term commencing on the first day of January next after their election, and they shall perform such duties as may be provided by law.

Term of office

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits, State legislatures with term limits

There is no term limit for this office. (Iowa Constitution, Article IV § 22)

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Iowa Secretary of State has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that outlines the key responsibilities of a state executive office. That information for the Iowa Secretary of State has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Divisions

The office of the secretary of state is divided into four divisions: Elections and Voter Registration, Business Services, Administrative Services, and Communications and Publications.

  • Elections and Voter Registration deals with supervising the 99 county auditors, elections, and voter registration. The division of the office helps the county auditors in telling them which election practices work best. The division also helps in increasing voter registration.
  • The Business Services Division is a records center for businesses in Iowa.
  • The Administrative Services Division and the Communications and Publications Division are involved in scheduling and providing media information, preservation of documents, recordkeeping, and publishing the Iowa Official Register and the Iowa Official Directory of Federal, State and County Officers.

State budget

The Secretary of State's budget for 2012 was $2,970,585.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary of state was paid an estimated $103,212. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2011, the secretary of state received a salary of $103,212.[3]

Historical officeholders

There have been 31 Iowa Secretaries of State since 1846. Of the 31 officeholders, 22 were Republican and 9 were Democrat.[4]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Iowa + "Secretary of State"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Iowa

Office of Secretary of State
1007 East Grand Avenue
Room 105, State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-8993
Fax: (515) 242-5952
E-mail: sos@sos.state.ia.us

See also

External links

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