DES MOINES, IOWA (April 12, 2022) — Thousands of students across Iowa made their voices heard about the upcoming election when they cast ballots in Secretary of State’s Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. Students in K-12 schools were invited to vote for their preferred candidates in Iowa’s congressional and gubernatorial races. Candidates submitted video messages tailored toward students.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Spring 2022 Iowa Youth Straw Poll takes place Tuesday. Thousands of students across Iowa will cast ballots for their preferred candidates for US Senate, US House, and Iowa Governor. More than 170 schools have registered to participate so far.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2022) — On April 8, retired three-star Admiral Michael Franken and Iowa Democratic candidate for the US Senate announced that his campaign has raised almost $1.4 million from 51,000 individual donations during the first quarter of 2022.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 5, 2022) — Thousands of students across Iowa will cast ballots for their preferred candidates for US Senate, US House, and Iowa Governor in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Youth Straw Poll. On Tuesday, April 12, Sec Pate will poll students on their preferred choices. More than 160 schools have registered to participate so far.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 31, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the Iowa Senate passing her education bill tonight:

“The Senate made clear tonight that parents matter. Iowans want and deserve school choice and educational freedom for their children, and I urge the House to get this across the finish line and send a bill to my desk.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (March 30, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has launched Iowa’s effort to aid the people of Ukraine.

The state is providing 146 protective helmets and 714 ballistic vests to Ukraine through donations from the Department of Public Safety and eighteen other law-enforcement agencies. The retired equipment is past the manufacturers’ recommended service life but still in usable condition.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 30, 2022) — The State Objection Panel, comprised of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, State Auditor Rob Sand and Attorney General Tom Miller, met Tuesday to hear several challenges to candidates’ nomination petitions for the June 7 primary ballot.

The following rulings were made:

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 29, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the absentee ballot request period for the June 7 primary election is now open. Voters wishing to cast their ballot through the mail can submit their request for an absentee ballot beginning today. Iowa law allows a seventy-day request-period for absentee ballots.

County auditors can begin mailing absentee ballots twenty days ahead of Election Day, which will be Wednesday, May 18.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 28, 2022) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins announced that Tuesday, March 29, 2022 is the first day to submit requests for absentee ballots by mail for the June 7 Primary Election. Iowa law allows county auditors to accept absentee ballot requests no more than seventy days before an election.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 28, 2022) — The State Objection Panel, comprised of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Attorney General Tom Miller, and State Auditor Rob Sand, will convene Tuesday, March 29 to review challenges to several candidates’ nomination petitions. The meeting is scheduled for 10AM in Room G15 (the legislative dining room) on the first floor of the Iowa State Capitol.

Challenges to the following candidates have been filed:

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