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.

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.”

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Deidre DeJear

An ethics complaint against Secretary of State candidate Deidre DeJear alleges improper organization filings and several campaign donation violations.

NRA Endorses Reynolds, Gregg, a​nd Pate

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, and Secretary of State Paul Pate.

Iowa Supreme Court Lifts Injunction for Shorter Early Voting Period

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order lifting the injunction that blocked the state from shortening the early voting window from 40 days to 29 but affirmed the rest of Judge Karen Romano’s injunctions on aspects of HF 516.

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.

District Court Judge Blocks Changes to Iowa’s Absentee Voting Law

Polk County District Court Judge Karen Romano blocked four features of Iowa’s Election Modernization and Integrity Act (HF 516) late Tuesday afternoon.

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.