WASHINGTON DC (November 12, 2019) — Today, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is launching a new initiative called #TrustedInfo2020. The nation's Secretaries of State, 40 of whom serve as their state’s chief election official, along with other state and local election officials are continuously working to inform Americans about the elections process.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 6, 2019) — More than 359,000 Iowans cast ballots in Iowa’s first merged city/school elections held across the state Tuesday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 29, 2019) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the top vote-getters among presidential candidates in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Thousands of students across the state voted in the poll on Tuesday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 28, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Fall 2019 Iowa Youth Straw Poll takes place in schools across Iowa on Tuesday. More than 300 schools have registered to take part in the Straw Poll, which will measure students’ preferred candidates in the Presidential, Senate, and House races.  

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2019) — Thousands of students will vote for their preferred candidates for President,  Senate, and House during Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Tuesday, October 29. This will be the first Iowa Youth Straw Poll since a change in Iowa law that allows 17-year-olds to register to vote and participate in primary elections. Next year, they can vote in the Iowa Caucuses and the June primary if they will be 18 by November 3, 2020. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the appointment of Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz to his new 14-member, bipartisan Auditors’ Working Group. The group will work with Sec Pate’s office to assist in the administration of elections and sharing of best practices.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a new 14-member, bipartisan Auditors’ Working Group to assist in the administration of elections and sharing of best practices. The 14 members represent a broad spectrum of Iowa counties, spanning urban and rural areas across the state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 3, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is partnering with laundromat owners across Iowa to raise awareness for Safe at Home, an address confidentiality-program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and stalking. Sec Pate’s office is sending Safe at Home brochures and stickers to Iowa laundromats, encouraging them to prominently display the materials.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 19, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is joining forces with Facebook during National Voter Registration Month to help Iowans register to vote or update their voter-information. Between September 19-24, Iowans will see reminders in their Facebook News Feed about registering to vote.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 10, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off a new voter-registration initiative Tuesday aimed at Iowa high-school students. Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90-percent of their eligible students to vote will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s-suffrage movement.

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