Secretary Pate urges voters to respond quickly to change of address notices
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Iowa Secretary of State Seal WEBSITE:
Kevin Hall
Communications Director
(515) 725-2942
March 7, 2022

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. Notices to 123,634 registered voters were sent recently to Iowans who have filed a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service.

Voters that receive these cards in the mail should indicate if the new address is incorrect and quickly return the card to the county auditor’s office.

“This is an important yearly procedure to help ensure Iowa’s voter rolls are as accurate and up-to-date as possible,” Secretary Pate said. “All 99 counties undergo this process. We’re ensuring Iowans who have moved within their county, or elsewhere in the state have the accurate information on file in Iowa’s voter registration database. This will help them participate in the 2022 elections.”

The mailing is being conducted at the direction of Secretary Pate 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.

Data indicates 59,718 registered voters moved within their county during the past year. 63,916 moved outside their county, but still within the State of Iowa.

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

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