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.

Iowa Breaks Record for New Business Filings for Second Month in a Row

The Iowa Secretary of State’s Business Services Division saw 2,512 new business filings in May surpassing the old record of 2,326 filings set in April.

Iowa Breaks Record for New Business Filings in a Single Month

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “We’re seeing small businesses flock to Iowa because we have an environment that I think is very inviting.”

New Business Creations Off to Strong Start in Iowa in 2019

Iowa’s Secretary of State’s Office processed 2,195 new business filings last month, just shy of the previous record of 2,204, set in March 2018.

Iowa GOP Has Greater Turnout in 2018, Democrats See Larger Gains

Iowa Republican voters had better turnout in 2018 than Iowa’s Democrats, but Democrats saw the larger increase in voter participation compared to 2014.

Voter ID Now Required at Iowa’s Polling Places

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that Voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place.