DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2021) — Many of the top election officials from around the country will meet in Iowa this summer. Secretary of State Paul Pate will host the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) annual summer conference in-person, August 13-16 in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 22, 2021) — Iowans can now renew their Notary Commissions online through the Fast Track Filing system, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced today. This new advancement will allow Iowa notaries to manage their files faster than ever before.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 4, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joins his National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) colleagues in the new #BizSchemeSOS education effort.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 20, 2021) — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Secretary of State Paul Pate is reminding Iowans that address confidentiality is available for those needing an extra layer of protection. Iowa’s Safe at Home program provides a substitute address for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and stalking. The program is administered by the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the Iowa Economic Development Authority are working together to help small businesses succeed. Every new business that registers with the Secretary of State’s Office is directed to resources available for Iowa entrepreneurs.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate encourages Iowans who receive a “No Activity” mailing from his office to respond quickly. Registered voters who did not participate in the 2020 general election will soon receive the mailing to confirm their residential address. Those who do not respond will continue to be listed as inactive voters until they participate in an election or update their voter registration.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate sent a letter to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today asking her to respect Iowa’s bipartisan election and recount process, State of Iowa law, and the official state certification of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election as US House representative for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.

The text of the letter is below:

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 9, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate honored the US Postal Service district that covers most of Iowa for its efforts in during the 2020 elections. Sec Pate presented a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award to the USPS Hawkeye District during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 8, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter-registration drives on Tuesday, March 30. The date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Iowa ratifying the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 5, 2021) — For the second time in three years, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate earned a national award for his efforts to help Iowans with disabilities vote.

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