Iowa Secretary of State Partners with U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct election preparedness exercises for Iowa counties.

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.

Kanye West Remains on Iowa’s November Ballot for President

The State Objection Panel unanimously dismissed two objections to Kanye West’s nomination petitions as a non-affiliated candidate for President in Iowa.

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.

Iowa’s Registered Voters Will Receive Absentee Ballot Request Forms in the Mail

Iowa’s Legislative Council unanimously approved Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s plan to mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters for the general election.

Secretary of State: Iowa New Business Filings Second Highest in History

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said Iowans registered the second highest amount of new business entities in state history during the 2020 fiscal year.

Poll: Iowans Age 50 and Older Support Absentee Voting

An AARP poll shows 69% of Iowans 50+ supported the Iowa Secretary of State sending absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters, 63% support counties doing the same.

Iowa Secretary of State: Iowa Shatters June Primary Turnout Record

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the state shattered turnout records for a June primary after more than 500,000 voters cast ballots.

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 Libertarians Request Help from Gov. Reynolds for Presidential Ballot Access

The Libertarian Party of Iowa requested that Gov. Kim Reynolds waive the petitioning requirements for their presidential candidate in light of COVID-19.

Iowa Sec. of State Pate and AARP Encourages Older Iowans to Vote By Mail

Secretary of State Paul Pate and AARP Iowa are calling for older voters in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to vote by mail for the June 2 primary election.

Iowa Secretary of State’s Office Unveils Searchable Database of Remote Notaries

Secretary of State Paul Pate: It’s vital that Iowans are able to continue to conduct important business transactions while maintaining social distancing.

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.