Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate launches updated Voter Ready website ahead of November 8 general election
DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate continues his ‘Voter Ready’ outreach initiative by unveiling a fresh, updated website ahead of the November 8 general election. VoterReady.Iowa.gov is a one-stop shop for Iowa voters. They can register to vote, download an absentee ballot request form, track the status of their request, look up their polling place, and find important dates and deadlines for the election all in one place.
“I encourage all Iowans to have a plan for casting their ballot and VoterReady.Iowa.gov is the place to go to develop that plan,” Secretary Pate said. “The November 8 general election is less than six weeks away and voters are already requesting their absentee ballots. Let’s keep Iowa’s great track record of being one of the best states in the nation for voter participation.”
As National Voter Registration Month comes to a close, it’s a great time to visit the site and make sure you are registered to vote. It’s also a great opportunity to ensure your voter registration contains the most up-to-date information.
The ‘Voter Ready’ educational initiative is designed to ensure all eligible Iowans are prepared for Election Day. It launched ahead of the 2018 election. Since that time, Iowans have broken turnout records four times in statewide elections.
“This website is being promoted through various means including partnering with Iowa’s college football coaches and athletic departments, as well as TV, radio, print, social media, and digital ads,” Secretary Pate said. “These next six weeks will include a tremendous effort by my office to get every voter the information they need to cast a ballot for the November 8 general election.”
Secretary Pate’s free, customizable media toolkit is available to any group or organization interested in helping Iowans participate in elections. The toolkit includes infographics and proposed verbiage to use in social media posts and timely information in newsletters for organizations to utilize. To receive this toolkit or to get on the outreach list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.