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:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 24, 2022) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins announced today that her office has discovered an error in one version of the Candidate’s Guide to the Primary Election issued by the Iowa Secretary of State. “The original version of the Guide stated the last day for county candidates for the primary election to file nomination papers is Wednesday, March 30, 2022, by 5PM,” Tompkins said. “The correct date is Friday, March 25, 2022, by 5PM.,” she said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 17, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the State of Iowa ranked third best in the nation for administration of the 2020 elections, according to new data. The Elections Performance Index, compiled by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Election Data and Science Lab, ranks states based on voter turnout, voter registration rate, and overall administration of elections.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 11, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the annual National Change of Address process to update and maintain Iowa’s voter-registration records is underway. Notices to 123,634 registered voters were sent recently to Iowans who have filed a change of address with the US Postal Service.

Voters that receive these cards in the mail should indicate if the new address is incorrect and quickly return the card to the county auditor’s office.

DES MOINES. IOWA (March 10, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has released the following statement in response to the Revenue Estimating Conference’s March 2022 projections:

“The projections released today by the REC are very encouraging and again reaffirm why we worked hard this legislative session to pass the largest bipartisan tax-reform bill in the history of our state.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 8, 2022) — Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins announced that her office is accepting nomination papers from candidates for partisan county offices for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election. The results of the Primary Election will determine the candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties for these offices. Friday, March 25, 2022, is the last day to file.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 7, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is a finalist for a prestigious award from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) based upon his initiative to improve voter-access for Iowans with disabilities. Sec Pate collaborated with Disability Rights Iowa to produce the Voting Accessibility Quick Check Guide and distribute one to every polling place in the state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds today signed HF2416 into law protecting girls’ sports programs at all school levels, including high-school and collegiate levels in Iowa. The bill allows participation in sports based upon the biological sex listed on the athlete’s birth certificate.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 1, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed the state’s most historic tax-reform bill into law at LBS, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan business, where she first touted the plan just a month ago.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presenting the Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Woodward-Granger High School