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Iowa Secretary of State to Pelosi: ‘Iowans should have the final say in all Iowa elections’

Republican Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate on Monday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging her to respect Iowa’s bipartisan recount process and state-certified election results declaring U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, the winner of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

The Committee on House Administration is considering a challenge from Democrat Rita Hart, who is contesting the state-certified results that place Miller-Meeks as the winner by just six votes out of nearly 400,000 cast in the race.

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Secretary Pate wins national award for improving accessibility for voters with disabilities

For the second time in three years, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate earned a national award for his efforts to help Iowans with disabilities vote. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced Thursday that the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office is the recipient of the 2020 Clearie Award for Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities.

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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.

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Secretary Pate named NASS President, wins national award for election cyber security

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

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Iowa sees highest number of registered voters heading into a general election year

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.

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Pate reclaims his position as Iowa’s secretary of state

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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