Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|Iowans set new record for voter registration|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 2, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE: Iowans set new record for voter registration
DES MOINES – A record number of Iowans are registered to vote, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced today. Iowa has 2,095,581 active registered voters in the state. The previous high came in the months following the 2016 general election.
“Iowa is one of the top 10 states in the nation for voter registration and participation,” Secretary Pate said. “I’m glad to see so many people engaged in the process heading into Tuesday’s general election.”
More than 90 percent of Iowa’s eligible population is registered to vote.
“It has never been easier to register to vote in Iowa, whether it’s online, through the mail or at the polls on Election Day,” Secretary Pate added. “I want every eligible Iowan to be a voter.”
The current statewide active voter registration totals breakdown as follows:
- Democratic: 699,001
- Republican: 719,591
- No Party: 659,488
- Other: 17,501
- TOTAL: 2,095,581
As of Monday morning, 1,036,409 Iowans have requested an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election. 955,971 ballots have been received by county auditors.
A graphic detailing the statewide voter registration numbers by political party is available here.
A graphic detailing the voter registration numbers by congressional district is available here.