|Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
Deputy Secretary of State
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 12, 2015
PATE NAMES PITTS TO AUDITOR'S ADVISORY GROUP
(DES MOINES) Today, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the appointment of Clay County Auditor Marjorie Pitts to a key group that will provide advice and counsel on key elections issues. Pitts is one of just eight county auditors to serve on the advisory group.
"I am very honored to be asked to serve on Secretary Pate's advisory group. The future of Iowa's elections deserves efforts from everyone," stated Pitts.
The Auditors' Advisory Group will explore policy, procedural and technical options within the area of elections and voter registration. This will include absentee balloting, expanding on-line voter registration, ballot security, and the growth in the use of absentee ballots.
"It is my privilege to welcome Auditor Pitts and I look forward to working with her to better serve the state of Iowa in expanding voter participation and protecting the integrity of the election process," stated Pate.
The advisory group will be led by Secretary of State Pate. Auditors from Woodbury, Union, Des Moines, Clay, Black Hawk, Page, Grundy and Linn Counties will be serving in this group.
Pate added, "There will be a free flow of ideas, concerns and best practices among the advisory members who are on the front lines of Iowa's elections. And while I recognize not everyone is always going to agree on everything, I believe that new ideas and solutions will emerge from this group."