Secretary Pate helping 47,000 Iowans register to vote
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

MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate helping 47,000 Iowans register to vote

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is helping Iowans register to vote ahead of the 2022 general election. His office mailed a postcard to approximately 47,000 Iowans who are eligible to vote, but not registered. The postcard includes instructions on how to register and a QR code the recipient can use to register online.

The postcards should arrive in mailboxes this week. The mailing to eligible but unregistered Iowans is conducted annually by the Secretary of State.

“Around 90 percent of eligible Iowans are registered to vote. I want to hit 100 percent and this mailing will help us get there,” Secretary Pate said. “Voting is a civic duty and the best way to make your voice heard.”

Iowa is one of 33 states enrolled in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Participation in ERIC helps Iowa election officials improve the accuracy of the voter rolls, register more eligible citizens, and improve efficiencies in the voting process. The mailing is done as a result of information from ERIC

More than 538,000 Iowans have registered to vote since Secretary Pate took office in January 2015. You can register to vote online and get other important election-related information at

A PDF of the full postcard is available for your use at this link and an image of the back side with QR codes is available for your use at this link.

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