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.

Libertarian Party of Iowa, Jake Porter File Ballot Access Lawsuit

The Libertarian Party of Iowa and Jake Porter sued Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate in federal court to defend independent and third-party ballot access rights.

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.”

Pate Asks Iowa Voters to Respond to No Activity Notices

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate asks Iowans who receive a “No Activity in 4 Years” mailing from his office to respond quickly.

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.

Pate: Judge Puts Iowa’s Election Integrity and Security at Risk

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said Judge Karen Romano’s decision “puts the integrity and security of Iowa’s elections at risk, by making it easier to cheat.”

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.

Iowa’s 2018 General Election Results Are Certified

The State Canvassing Board officially certified the results of Iowa’s 2018 general election on Monday.

Steve King’s Growing Vulnerability

Shane Vander Hart: Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) has made Iowa’s 4th Congressional District more competitive than it should be.

Secretary of State: Iowa Sets Midterm Election Turnout Record

The Iowa Secretary of State announced more than 1,320,000 votes have been tallied surpassing the previous midterm election turnout record set in 2014.

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.

Episode 66: A Conversation with Paul Pate and Marco Battaglia

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Libertarian nominee for Iowa Attorney General, Marco Battaglia.