DES MOINES, IOWA (January 24, 2020) — The filing process for Iowa businesses is better than ever thanks to the Fast Track Filing system launched by the Secretary of State’s Office. Iowa Secretary Paul Pate announced today that biennial report-filing is now available using the system. Businesses that are registered with the state are required to file reports every two years. Approximately 70,000 Iowa businesses will file biennial reports in 2020.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with the Iowa Wild hockey team to promote our state’s unique first-in-the-nation caucus status and help fans register to vote. The Iowa Wild is holding a “Wild About Voting Night” this Friday at Wells Fargo Arena.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2020) — Six days before Iowans participate in the Iowa Caucuses, thousands of students across the state will make their voices heard in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Students will vote for their preferred candidates for President, Senate, and House on Tuesday, January 28.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 15, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s partnership with VoteShield sets a model for other states to monitor and protect their voter data. VoteShield is a secure web application that tracks changes to Iowa’s voter rolls and detects and flags anomalies. Iowa was the first state in the country to utilize the system.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 30, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces 350,000 Iowans have registered to vote in the past five years. Iowa has broken several voter-registration records since Sec Pate took office on January 1, 2015, including setting the all-time high for active registered voters, 2,045,864, in January 2017.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 27, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate referred nine voters to county attorneys for allegedly voting twice in the 2018 general election. They are suspected of voting in Iowa after casting a ballot for the 2018 general election in another state. There were an additional 27 suspected instances of voters casting ballots in Iowa first, then in another state during the same election.


DES MOINES, IOWA (December 16, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is leading a bipartisan delegation of 11 Secretaries of State from across the US on a visit to Israel this week. Sec Pate, who is also the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), partnered with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Project Interchange to arrange the trip.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 4, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced today that four Iowa schools have qualified for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award by registering at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote. The award is part of a new initiative Sec Pate launched in September.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 2, 2019) — For the first time in state history, there are more than 2 million active voters in Iowa heading into a general election year. Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that 2,014,226 Iowans are registered to vote in the state. That is the most ever at the start of December prior to a general election.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 20, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on Wednesday several new measures his office is taking to ensure the integrity of Iowa’s felon database. Felons are currently barred from voting in Iowa unless their rights have been restored by the Governor. Iowa’s felon database contains more than 90,000 files.