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Iowa voter registration reaches new high

Posted: 2:54 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 15:54:46-05
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Iowa's Secretary of State Paul D. Pate says for the first time in state history, Iowa has more than 2 million active voters going into a general election year.

Pate announced Monday that there are 2,014,226 Iowans registered to vote as of early December.

"Iowa is one of the top states in the nation for voter registration and we have made it easier than ever to register to vote,” Secretary Pate said. “We instituted online voter registration, made same-day registration easier, and help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault register to vote while keeping their address confidential through the Safe at Home program. The new law allowing 17-year-olds to register to vote and our push to get high schools involved is also making a big impact.”

The state is one of only seven states offering online voter registration, same-day voter registration, early voting and no-fault absentee voting.

The all-time high for active registered voters in Iowa was 2,045,864 in January 2017.

“My office will continue to encourage every eligible Iowan to register to vote and participate in elections. I’m confident we will continue to break new records in the next 14 months,” Secretary Pate added.

Currently, statewide active voter registration totals are as follows:

Democratic: 613,899
Republican: 640,180
No Party: 743,885
Other: 16,262

TOTAL: 2,014,226