DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Iowa Campus Compact, and the Campus Election Engagement Project are joining forces for a student Voter Engagement Summit on Saturday, April 13. This will mark the third Voter Engagement Summit conducted by Sec Pate’s Office since 2016, and the first to incorporate high school students into the event.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 27, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filers will now be able to utilize Fast Track Filing for their business needs. The new process launched this week and is the latest service from the Secretary of State’s Office to be transitioned into the Fast Track system.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 14, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate applauds Governor Kim Reynolds for streamlining the process for felons seeking to have their voting-rights restored. This week, the Governor’s Office unveiled a new application that is simpler and easier to understand.

“The process of having your voting rights restored by the Governor is not complicated,” Sec Pate said. “I encourage felons who want to vote to look at the process and take the necessary steps.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 6, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate supports an Iowa House bill that would mandate all 99 counties utilize absentee ballot tracking from the US Postal Service. Bipartisan amendments were added to House File 608, including Secretary Pate’s suggestion that implementation take place prior to October 1, 2020.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 21, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will participate in an election cybersecurity forum during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in Washington DC on Friday. Sec Pate was invited to join a panel of election security experts for a session titled “Who is Minding the Ballot Box?”.

DES MONIES, IOWA (February 11, 2019) — Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans almost broke the state record for most new businesses created in one month during January 2019. The Secretary of State’s Office processed 2,195 new business filings last month. That is just nine filings shy of the previous record of 2,204, set in March 2018.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's initiative to enhance Iowa’s election cybersecurity is one of three finalists for the National Association of Secretaries of State’s 2019 IDEAS Award. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues election administrators face. Secretary Pate brought county, state and federal entities together to protect the integrity of Iowa’s elections at every level.

DES MOINES, IA (January 22, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the hiring of Heidi Burhans as Iowa’s Administrator of Elections. Burhans will serve as a key liaison with all 99 county auditors and the Iowa Legislature. She is currently the Madison County Auditor.

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.