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September is 'National Voter Registration Month'

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate encourages Iowans to register to vote or update their registration in conjunction with National Voter Registration Month, which runs through Sept. 30.

“As we get closer to election day, it’s important for all Iowans who want to take part in the process to make their they are registered to vote and their information is up-to-date,” Pate said. “It only takes a few minutes. I encourage all Iowans to be a voter.”

The National Association of Secretaries of State established September as National Voter Registration Month beginning in 2002 as a non-partisan means of encouraging voter participation and increasing awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting.

Those who want to register to vote in Iowa must be at least 17 years old. The deadline to pre-register before the 2020 general election is Oct. 24. Approximately 90% of eligible Iowans are registered and there are more than two million active registered voters in the state.

For more information visit: Additionally, the website: is a helpful nonpartisan tool created by NASS in conjunction with state election officials to help eligible voters learn how and where to go vote.

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