Elections Security Policy

Elections Security Policy

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and Iowa Administrative Code Section 721-22.50 require the Commissioner to produce a written policy regarding voting systems security.  This policy includes plans to protect election equipment and data from unauthorized access, document certain aspects of the election process, and describe methods to preserve the integrity of elections.  This policy describes who shall have access to voting equipment, including limitations on access to computer systems used in elections.

Further, this policy is needed to insure that election staff members have sufficient guidance in maintaining the security of election systems and ballots so as to prevent fraud, malicious mischief and other forms of misconduct.  The Commissioner shall insure that all staff members familiarize themselves with this policy before each election.  Further, the Commissioner shall insure that all Election Officials are provided instruction regarding portions of this policy pertinent to their roles in election administration.

News & Notices

Special Elections voter turnout information will be updated on December 11th approximately 11:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Posted: December 11, 2018
General Election voter turnout information will be updated on November 6th approximately 11:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Posted: November 6, 2018
Elevator modernization starting Wednesday, November 14, 2018 may increase elevator wait times, until completion in January 2019. Regularly check this webpage for status updates. Affected offices and departments on floors 3-6 of the Administrative Center include Health Department, Community Services...
Posted: October 31, 2018