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 9, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has requested $222 million in pandemic relief from the American Rescue Package of 2021 (ARPA) that will allow 930 city governments to access federal funding starting today. The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund will provide $19.53 billion nationally to support tens of thousands of non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs), which are local governments typically serving a population under 50,000.

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 24, 2021)  Governor Kim Reynolds has announced additional support for child-

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 23, 2021) — In fulfillment of a recommendation of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 9 launching a task force to explore carbon sequestration and the opportunities it presents for further economic development in the state of Iowa. The Carbon Sequestration Task Force will be chaired by Gov Kim Reynolds. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will serve as vice chair. The Executive Order can be found

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 10, 2021) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee are joining with Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley’s call to open a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into the crisis on the American southern border. This call for action follows incidents of unaccompanied migrant children being transported into Iowa and Tennessee without any advanced notice or communication with state and local law enforcement.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 10, 2021)  Governor Kim Reynolds has signed

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 9, 2021) Governor Kim Reynolds signed several appropriations bills into law, increasing funding and support for education, workforce, law enforcement

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 3, 2021) — The Auditor has released a report on a special investigation of the “Step Up, Stop the Spread” public-service announcement campaign that occurred in November 2020, the height of the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), or COVID-19, Pandemic in Iowa. The campaign was designed to raise public awareness in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 20, 2021) — Scott County Democratic Party Chair Elesha Gayman has announced that the party will take steps to force a special election to fill the vacancy created by the early retirement of Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz. “Six months ago.