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.

Voter Fraud in Iowa?

Glenn Beck read an email from a listener in Iowa who claimed that voter fraud with illegal immigrants occurred on Election Day, but is it a credible claim?

GOP Sweeps 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Iowa’s students chose Republicans Kim Reynolds, Rod Blum, Christopher Peters, David Young, and Steve King in the Fall 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll.

Pate, U.S. Homeland Security Reassure Iowans: Your Vote Is Safe

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “The sanctity of the vote must be protected, and we are committing vast resources to ensure that happens.”

Iowa Secretary of State Contacting Eligible Iowans Not Registered to Vote

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is reaching out to more than 300,000 Iowans who are eligible to vote but are not registered.

Iowa Breaks The Record for Business Filings a Third Year In A Row​

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

Since 2015, Iowa Surpasses 250,000 Newly Registered Voters

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced more than 250,000 Iowans have registered to vote since he took office on January 1, 2015.

Iowa’s Election Security Measures Explained in New Video

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the release of a new animated video that details the numerous steps Iowa election officials take to protect the integrity of the vote.

Iowa Secretary of State: Finkenauer Campaign Source of Erroneous Text Messages

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that the source of text messages sent to Iowa voters with incorrect polling place information was the Abby Finkenauer for Congress campaign.

As Iowa’s Primary Draws Near, GOP and Democrat Voter Registrations Dip

Since January, voter registration has dipped in Iowa. While the Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa Democratic Party numbers continue to decline statewide, but Libertarian Party of Iowa and “No Party” voters both saw increases since April.