Secretary of State Provides Information Regarding Iowa Senate Races
February 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
(DES MOINES) – Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that the redistricting and reprecincting based on the 2010 Census changes will impact the 2012 Primary and General elections for the Iowa Senate.
Iowa has 50 senate districts, and each senator is elected to a 4-year term at a General election. Senators that live and serve in an even-numbered district are on the ballot during presidential election years, and senators that serve in an odd-numbered district are on the ballot during the gubernatorial election years.
The 2012 Primary and General election ballot will include all the even-numbered senate districts. Due to the redistricting that took place based on the 2010 Census, this year’s ballots will also include an odd-numbered senate district. No incumbent senator currently resides in senate district 49, so this office must be placed on the 2012 Primary and General ballots for a 2-year term.
Every incumbent state senator filed a declaration of residency by a statutory deadline of February 1st. Maps effective for the 2012 elections are available on the Secretary of State’s web page http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/maps/index.html or by calling 515-281-0145.