DES MOINES, IOWA (October 19, 2021) — You might be surprised to learn that the upcoming city-school election may have a bigger impact on your daily life than who is elected president, senator, or governor. While races for those higher offices receive greater attention, the locally-elected officials play a more direct and immediate role in your community.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 8, 2021) Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement today in response to Judge Pratt’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 6, 2021) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins reminds voters that changes have been made to Iowa election laws which affect voter registration and absentee balloting for the November 2 city and school elections. A complete list of changes affecting voters and all other changes is available on the Auditor’s webpage of the Scott County website.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 6, 2021) — Secretary of State Paul Pate is launching a new voter-education initiative to help Iowans prepare for the November 2 city-school election. Advertisements paid for by the Secretary of State’s Office are airing statewide on television, radio, print, and social media. They encourage Iowans to participate in local elections and include important information about absentee-ballot deadlines and polling hours.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins will hold three community presentations for election questions and answers during the month of October. Both Auditor Tompkins and Elections Supervisor James Martin will be available to review recent changes in Iowa election law and answer questions from the public about how these laws will impact elections in Scott County.

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 13, 2021) — Governor Reynolds released the following statement today on court's mask-mandate ruling.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 10, 2021) Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the following appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.