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.

State Objection Panel Upholds One Challenge, Dismisses Others

Nine candidates saw a challenge to their nominating petition signatures for the June primary, the State Objection Panel only upheld one of the challenges.

Pate Extends Voting Period for Absentee Ballots Sent By Mail for June Primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June 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’s Republican Elected Officials Comment on Iowa Democratic Caucus Results Delay

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate defended the Iowa Caucus after results delay.

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.

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.