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

The Notice of Intended Action published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on June 1, 2022, as ARC 6341C, proposes to amend Chapter 21, “Election Forms and Instructions,” Iowa Administrative Code. In order to receive oral comments concerning ARC 6341C, the Secretary of State hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held as follows:

August 12, 2022

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Iowa Capitol Building

Room 22

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Secretary of State and advise of specific needs.

For more information, see ARC 6414C as published in the July 13, 2022 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

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