DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 18, 2022) — Democratic elected officials, candidates, and supporters will gather at 5PM, Saturday, May 21, at Davenport’s RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St. Davenport, for the annual Red, White, and Blue Gala. Gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear will give the keynote address. Congressional candidate Christina Bohannan, and US Senate candidates Abby Finkenauer, Admiral Mike Franken, and Dr Glenn Hurst will also be in attendance.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 18, 2022) — The absentee voting period for the June 7 primary election is now underway. Iowans can vote in-person at their county auditor’s office from May 18–June 6. This is also the first day county auditors can mail absentee ballots to voters that requested one.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 17, 2022) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins is excited to share a new service offering for Scott County voters during a Primary Election of satellite locations. “Satellites are a typical service of the General Election. However, we are happy to serve the county with five locations where every ballot style will be available,” said Tompkins.

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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2022) — The political arm of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of two outstanding candidates to fill new positions on the state’s highest court.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 4, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a record high 31 schools qualified for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award this school year. The award goes to schools that register at least ninety percent of their eligible students to vote. Nearly 3,400 high school students registered this year in conjunction with the Catt Award initiative.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 3, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will present the 2022 Carrie Chapman Catt Award to four high schools this week. The award goes to any school that registers at least 90% of eligible students to vote. All four schools surpassed the mark during the 2021-22 school year.

This is Ballard High School’s third time winning the award. West Marshall, Collins-Maxwell and Ar-We-Va are each qualifying for the first time.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 27, 2022) — The Davenport Public Library to host NAMI to present Journaling for Mental Wellness on May 12, Fairmount Virtual, at 6:30PM.

Did you know that writing benefits your mental health? Join us for this unique program about writing for your mental health.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2022) The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, held its Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention, April 23, in Des Moines, Iowa. This is the formal step in the process to evaluate candidates for the first round of endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 19, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with the Iowa Wild hockey team to promote being #VoterReady ahead of the June 7 primary election and help fans register to vote during the games on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, in Des Moines.

Staff from the Secretary of State’s Office will be on hand to help register fans to vote and answer questions about upcoming elections. Sec Pate will be dropping the puck ahead Friday’s game.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 13, 2022) — More than 10,000 students across Iowa made their voices heard about the upcoming election by participating in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll this week. Students in K-12 schools were invited to vote for their preferred candidates in Iowa’s congressional and gubernatorial races.