DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — The State Objection Panel, which is comprised of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and Auditor of State Rob Sand, will convene Tuesday afternoon to consider nine objections filed against primary election candidates. Due to the closure of the Iowa State Capitol Building to the public, the meeting will be conducted via conference call. Call-in information is provided below.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 12, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a plan to provide $1 million to Iowa counties to assist them with cybersecurity resources ahead of the 2020 elections. Pate made the pledge today during an annual gathering of Iowa’s county auditors.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 21, 2020) — The 2020 candidate filing period for state and federal offices in the June 2 primary and November 3 general election begins Monday, February 24 and runs through Friday, March 13 at 5PM. Only candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties will file for the primary elections.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter registration drives on Tuesday, March 3. Every school that registers at least 90 percent of its eligible students to vote receives the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement. Nine schools across the state have already qualified for the Catt Award. The deadline for this school year is April 1, 2020.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 6, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the hiring of Jeff Franklin to bolster the state’s election cybersecurity. Franklin served as the State of Iowa’s Chief Information Security Officer for the past 10 years. His expertise will help protect Iowa’s elections in 2020 and beyond.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 28, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will meet with election officials across the country and top cybersecurity officials during the annual winter conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). Election cybersecurity will be a key topic of discussion. Sec Pate is the current president of the organization.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 28, 2020) — Donald Trump, Andrew Yang, and Bernie Sanders are the top three vote-getters so far among presidential candidates in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Thousands of students across the state voted in the poll on Tuesday.

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award to Ambassador Kenneth Quinn during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday. The award recognizes Quinn’s many years of service to Iowa and the nation, both as a US State Department official and as President of the World Food Prize Foundation.

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award to Ambassador Kenneth Quinn during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday. The award recognizes Quinn’s many years of service to Iowa and the nation, both as a US State Department official and as President of the World Food Prize Foundation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 24, 2020) — The filing process for Iowa businesses is better than ever thanks to the Fast Track Filing system launched by the Secretary of State’s Office. Iowa Secretary Paul Pate announced today that biennial report-filing is now available using the system. Businesses that are registered with the state are required to file reports every two years. Approximately 70,000 Iowa businesses will file biennial reports in 2020.

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