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.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 4, 2020)  Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans who have moved since the last time they voted to update their voter registration as soon possible. The process only takes a few minutes and can be done online with an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator’s ID.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2020) Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans registered the second-highest amount of new business entities in state history during the 2020 fiscal year. 24,481 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s Office between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The mark is just shy of the record high of 24,720, set in Fiscal Year 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 13, 2020) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joins the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council in promoting National Disability Voter Registration Week, which runs July 13-17. The initiative is a nationwide nonpartisan effort to register, educate, and prepare voters with disabilities for the 2020 elections. Approximately 300,000 Iowans have a disability.