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Secretary Pate urges voters to respond quickly to change of address notices
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Kevin Hall
Communications Director
(515) 725-2942
March 5, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate urges voters to respond quickly to change of address notices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the annual National Change of Address process to update and maintain Iowa's voter registration records is underway. Beginning this week, voters who have filed a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service will receive a card in the mail from the Secretary of State’s Office saying the USPS indicates they have moved.

Voters who receive these cards should indicate if the new address is incorrect and quickly return the card to their county auditor's office.

"This is one of several processes my office and county auditors undertake every year to ensure Iowa's voter rolls are as accurate and up-to-date as possible Secretary Pate said.

The mailing is being conducted to ensure full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, which requires periodic contact with voters to ensure the most accurate information is on file.

For additional information, please contact your County Auditor's Office.

A sound bit from Secretary Pate is available for your use at this link.