DES MOINES, IOWA (February 22, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Rivermont Collegiate School has qualified for the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award by registering more than ninety-percent of eligible students to vote. The award is named after the famous Iowan who was instrumental in securing passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 4, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a plan to provide grants of $10,000 to each Iowa county for election cybersecurity enhancements. The grants will build upon Iowa’s solid foundation of cyber defenses.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 14, 2021) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging all Iowa high schools to participate in a statewide effort to register students to vote. Each school that registers at least 90 percent of their eligible students by April 16 will receive the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 4, 2021) For third month in a row, Iowans set a record for the number of active registered voters in the state, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced today. Iowa has 2,124,895 active registered voters.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 18, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joins a bipartisan group of 17 Secretaries of State asking congressional leaders to provide adequate funding for the US Election Assistance Commission during Fiscal Year 2021. The letter was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Minority Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 1, 2020) The Iowa State Canvassing Board has officially certified the results of the 2020 general election on Monday. Election turnout was the highest in state history, with more than 1.7 million voters casting ballots. Iowa’s turnout percentage of 76% was one of the highest in the nation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 2, 2020)  A record number of Iowans are registered to vote, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has announced. Iowa has 2,095,581 active registered voters in the state. The previous high came in the months following the 2016 general election.

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