DES MOINES, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off his annual drive to register Iowa high-school students to vote on Tuesday through the Carrie Chapman Catt Award initiative. Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote will receive the award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s-suffrage movement. Last year, 22 schools won the award.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 22, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is helping Iowans register to vote. His office is mailing a postcard to approximately 50,000 Iowans who are eligible to vote, but not registered. The postcard includes instructions on how to register and a QR code the recipient can use to register to vote online.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 17, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate alerts voters and candidates of a condensed timeline for the upcoming special election in Iowa House District 29. Requests for absentee ballots through the mail must be received by the Jasper County Auditor by Monday, September 27. The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, September 28.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 16, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans to celebrate National Voter Registration Month in September by registering to vote. For Iowans who are already registered, it’s important to make sure your information is current. Tuesday, September 28, is National Voter Registration Day.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 9, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the college football teams at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and Drake are partnering this fall to encourage voter-participation in the city-school election on November 2. The schools’ four head coaches will appear in social-media and digital ads, encouraging Iowans to #BeAVoter.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 27, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces more than 500,000 Iowans have registered to vote since he took office on January 1, 2015. Most of those voters, 321,535 out of 504,113, registered by using the state’s online voter-registration system that launched in January 2016 through a partnership between Sec Pate and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 15, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to his Chief Cyber Officer Jeff Franklin, in recognition of Franklin’s service to state government and efforts to enhance Iowa’s election security. Franklin served as the State of Iowa’s Chief Information Security Officer for 10 years prior to joining the Secretary of State’s Office in February 2020.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 12, 2021) — Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans registered the highest amount of new business entities in state history during the 2021 fiscal year. 33,260 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s Office between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces survivors of assault are now eligible to enroll in the Safe at Home address confidentiality program overseen by his office. Previously, participants included survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and stalking. The expansion of the program is part of a new law signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 17.