NOTICE As of July 1, 2021, we provide expedited and preclearance services for business filings under the fee structure shown on the Business Entity Forms & Fees page. If you want to take advantage of these services, documents can be delivered via our online portal Business Entity Filings or you can deliver in person at our Lucas Building filing office.


Pursuant to Iowa Code §50.51(5), a post-election audit shall be ordered for all elections. The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office will randomly select at least one precinct per county to be audited the day following the election. The drawing will occur at the Lucas Building Office of the Iowa Secretary of State at 9:00 AM the Wednesday immediately following each election. In Iowa, post-election audits are conducted by performing a hand count of ballots and comparing the results of the hand count to the results tabulated by the voting equipment used on election day. For information on when and where the post-election audit will be held in your county, please contact your county auditor. For information regarding the post-election audit process generally, please contact Molly Widen at

For Additional Information Contact:
Molly M. Widen, Legal Counsel
Secretary of State’s Office
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(515) 281-0145