DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2020) Secretary of State Paul Pate has extended Iowa’s election cybersecurity partnerships to include private industry leaders such as Cisco, FireEye, and Microsoft. These companies bolster Iowa’s election infrastructure to ensure the integrity of the system remains strong.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 13, 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 2, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces new resources to assist individuals with past felony convictions who have had their voting rights restored. Pate’s office designed a new voter-registration form that was unanimously approved by the state’s bipartisan Voter Registration Commission on Friday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 1, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a new cybersecurity initiative to ensure the protection of Iowa’s election infrastructure. Iowa is the second state in the nation to create a Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP), inviting private sector security researchers to test Iowa’s system.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2020) Secretary of State Paul Pate has partnered with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to conduct election preparedness exercises for Iowa counties on Thursday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 15, 2020)  Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate encourages Iowans to register to vote or update their registration in conjunction with National Voter Registration Month, which runs through September 30. Additionally, Tuesday, September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 11, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a new partnership with the college football coaches from the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and Drake to promote voter-registration and -participation ahead of the 2020 general election. The four head coaches will appear in radio, social media, and digital ads, encouraging Iowans to #BeAVoter.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 4, 2020) Iowans will begin receiving absentee ballot-request forms from the Secretary of State’s Office this weekend. Sec Paul Pate is sending the forms statewide to active registered voters ahead of the November general election to encourage social distancing at polling places during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 28, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Disability Rights Iowa (DRI) are teaming up to provide a Voting Accessibility Quick Check booklet for every polling place in the state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 21, 2020)  Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with dental offices across the state to raise awareness of Safe at Home, an address-confidentiality program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and stalking. Safe at Home booklets, brochures, and magnets were mailed to dentists in all 99 counties.