Secretary of State launches annual voter registration drives in Iowa high schools

DES MOINES, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off his annual drive to register Iowa high school students to vote on Tuesday through the Carrie Chapman Catt Award initiative.

Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote will receive the award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement. Last year, 22 schools won the award.

The launch for this year’s initiative coincides with National Voter Registration Day, held annually on the fourth Tuesday in September.

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