DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa deploys around 10,000 poll workers for each statewide election.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 18, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate honored a former Urbandale High School student on Tuesday for her efforts in helping classmates register to vote. Sec Pate presented the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) John Lewis Youth Leadership Award to Monica Lewandowski.

AMES, IOWA (January 14, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate partnered with the Iowa State University Center for Cybersecurity Outreach and Innovation to conduct a day-long seminar for students interested in cybersecurity and information technology. The goal is to prepare college students to be successful in defending our nation’s cyber infrastructure and cyber-resources.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 13, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the creation of a statewide alliance with Iowa’s business community to end human trafficking in the state. Several of the state’s largest trade organizations have already joined the Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT) coalition.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 11, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in the #TrustedInfo2022 education effort to encourage citizens to look to their state and local election officials as the trusted sources of information for the 2022 elections.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 23, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will present the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Valley Lutheran School in Cedar Falls and Grundy Center High School on Monday, November 29. The award goes to any school that registers at least 90% of eligible students to vote. Both schools surpassed the mark during the 2020-21 school year.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 9, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Hy-Vee will join forces to pay tribute to Iowa’s military men and women on Veterans Day. On Thursday, November 11, Hy-Vee stores across the state will distribute a free breakfast to all veterans and active-duty military in gratitude of their service to our country.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 4, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is offering free software and training sessions to assist local governments with the redistricting process. Eighty-one of Iowa’s 99 counties have signed up to utilize the Esri Redistricting Solution purchased by the Secretary of State’s Office and provided to Iowa cities and counties free of charge.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 19, 2021) — You might be surprised to learn that the upcoming city-school election may have a bigger impact on your daily life than who is elected president, senator, or governor. While races for those higher offices receive greater attention, the locally-elected officials play a more direct and immediate role in your community.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 14, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a series of meetings in eastern Iowa October 12-14 to promote Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program that provides protection for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, stalking, and assault. The meetings coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is held annually in October.