DES MOINES – Election Day is Tuesday.
Iowans who have listened to countless campaign speeches and sat through hours of mind-numbing attack ads finally will get their say – although a record 40 percent or so of eligible voters already have lodged their choices by absentee ballots or early-voting options.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the state, federal and military experts as well as a private contractor have scanned the state’s election systems.
“Iowans, your vote and your data is protected,” Pate said Thursday. “..We’ve added extra layers of protection and we will continue to do so.”
Secretary Pate unveils new resources to help Iowans with felony convictions understand voting process
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has announced new resources to assist individuals with past felony convictions who have had their voting rights restored. Pate’s office designed a new voter registration form that was unanimously approved by the state’s bipartisan Voter Registration Commission on Friday.
The new form clarifies that Iowans with felony convictions can register to vote once their rights are restored by the Governor, including by Executive Order. The old form remains valid for voter registration.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was unanimously elected President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) during the organization’s summer conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additionally, Pate won the prestigious NASS IDEAS Award for his election cyber security initiative, “Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cyber Security”.
Secretary Pate will serve as the NASS President through July 2020. Pate told his bipartisan colleagues that he will make
Voters in Iowa have made history, with more than 2 million residents being registered to vote heading into a general election year.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Voters in Iowa have made history, with more than 2 million residents being registered to vote heading into a general election year.
By Monday, December 2, there were 2,014,226 Iowans registered to vote, according to Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate.
The number is a record in its own rite, but isn’t an all-time high. The highest recorded number of registered voters in Iowa was back in January of 2017, with 2,045,864.
Incumbent Paul Pate defeated Democratic opponent Deidre DeJear for a spot as the chief executive of Iowa elections.
Kit Fitzgerald, News Reporter
November 6, 2018
On Tuesday, Paul Pate was re-elected to his position as Iowa’s secretary of state. Pate beat opponent Democrat Deidre DeJear 52.86 percent to 44.74 percent, with all counties reporting results.
The Secretary of State’s Office oversees Iowa elections and acts as a record-keeper for businesses.
Although Pate was behind for the first half of the race, he wasn’t nervous.
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ONLY CURRENT SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE NATION TO EARN THIS DESIGNATION
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA), the highest professional achievement in the nation for an election official. The certification ceremonies were conducted by The Election Center and took place in New Orleans on Tuesday. Pate is the only current Secretary of State in the United States to complete the certification process. Read More