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.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 26, 2020) Thousands of students across Iowa will cast ballots for their preferred presidential and congressional candidates in the upcoming Iowa Youth Straw Poll. On Tuesday, October 27, one week before Election Day, Secretary of State Paul Pate will poll students on their preferred choices. More than 250 schools have registered to participate so far.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 26, 2020)  Pratum, a cybersecurity firm based in Ankeny, is assisting the Secretary of State’s Office and all 99 counties to protect elections by helping with several initiatives aimed at securing the vote and preparing election officials.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 20, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans to help raise awareness about domestic violence by participating in ‘Purple Thursday’ on October 22. Purple Thursday is an annual event where people across the country wear purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence touches all types of communities across the state.