Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Hy-Vee are joining forces to pay tribute to Iowa’s military veterans. Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking them for their service.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will host a two-day College Voter Engagement Summit this Friday and Saturday at the State Capitol to help prepare students for the 2018 elections and identify best practices for non-partisan voter registration drives on campus.

DES MOINES - Polk County District Court Judge David May has issued a ruling regarding gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett’s appeal to last week’s decision by the State Objection Panel to reject his nomination petitions. 

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that the state’s voter registration totals are at the highest mark in the state’s history for a December prior to an election year. New data shows 1,991,419 active registered voters in Iowa.

ALTOONA – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) partnered on Wednesday to conduct information technology workshops for county auditors and their staff. EAC Chairman Matt Masterson and Director of Testing and Certification Brian Hancock joined Secretary Pate and his staff for the Election Officials as IT Managers training at the Adventureland Inn in Altoona.

DES MOINES – Thousands of elementary, middle school and high school students across Iowa participated in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Wednesday. The Straw Poll is an exercise designed to inspire civic engagement among Iowa’s youth and give them a feel for how the electoral process works.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting the 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll in hundreds schools across Iowa on Wednesday, November 1. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in their community. Poll questions will include whether cities should allow the use and sale of fireworks, favorite school subject, favorite state university, and favorite superhero.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that September is National Voter Registration Month and encourages every eligible citizen to participate. Secretary Pate is working with Iowa’s elected officials to promote voter registration. 

DES MOINES – More than 3,000 visitors cast votes in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s annual Iowa State Fair Straw Poll. The questions included Iowans’ choice for governor, favorite college mascot, and favorite fair food. The poll was conducted at Secretary Pate’s booth throughout the State Fair, August 10-20.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s State Fair Straw Poll shows Governor Kim Reynolds with a significant lead in the Republican field, and State Senator Nate Boulton leads the Democrats vying for governor. Those are the results so far of the poll conducted at the Secretary of State’s fair booth.