Pate Partners With Iowa College Football Coaches on #BeAVoter Initiative

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate partners with the college football coaches from the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake to promote voter registration and participation.

Iowa Secretary of State Sending Absentee Ballot Request Forms Statewide This Weekend

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is sending the forms statewide to active registered voters ahead of the November general election to encourage social distancing.

Iowa Democrats Sue Pate, Legislative Council Over Pre-Filled Absentee Ballot Requests

Iowa Democrats sue Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the Iowa Legislative Council saying his July 17 emergency directive related to absentee ballot request forms violates state law.

Iowa Secretary of State Provides PPE, $2 Million to Counties to Protect Voters and Poll Workers

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “Polls will be open on November 3. We are providing the materials necessary to protect voters and poll workers.”

Pate Partners With Security Experts To Prepare Counties For 2020 Elections

Iowa’s county auditors and staff, IT administrators and emergency management coordinators will go through scenarios that could disrupt elections.

Pate Expands Fast Track System for Business Filings

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate transitioned six types of business filings into the Fast Track Filing system to make managing them easier for businesses.

Iowa Secretary of State Office to Mail Absentee Ballot Request to Every Registered Voter

The Iowa Secretary of State’s office plans to mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state ahead of June 2 primary.

Iowa Secretary of State Names Jeff Franklin as Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the hiring of Iowa’s interim CIO Jeff Franklin to bolster the state’s election cybersecurity.

Iowa Secretary of State: Data Does Not Back Up Judicial Watch’s Voter Registration Claim

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said it’s unfortunate Judicial Watch puts out inaccurate data regarding Iowa voter registration, especially on the day of the Iowa Caucus.

Iowa Secretary of State Releases Fast Track Filing for Biennial Reports

Approximately 70,000 Iowa businesses will file biennial reports in 2020 and now they can use the Fast Track System through the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.

Iowa Registers 350,000 New Voters In Five Years

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced 350,000 Iowans have registered to vote since he first took office on January 1, 2015.

Iowa Secretary of State Refers Nine for Criminal Investigation Into Double Voting

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate referred nine voters to county attorneys for allegedly voting twice in the 2018 general election.

New Record: Iowa Has Over 2 Million Registered Voters Heading Into 2020

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that for the first time in history, the state has over 2 million voters heading into a general election year.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Hy-Vee Team Up to Honor Veterans

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Hy-Vee are renewing their annual Veterans Day partnership to pay tribute to Iowans who served our nation.

School and City Elections in Iowa Held on the Same Day This Year

Due to a law passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017, school board elections and city elections will now be held at the same day starting this year.

Iowa Breaks Record for New Business Filings for 4th Year in a Row

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single year, for the fourth year in a row.