SOS Creates Award to Boost High School Voter Registration

September 12, 2019

Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on Tuesday a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Iowa high schoolers registered to vote. Every Iowa school that registers at least 90% of their eligible students to vote will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement. The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was passed by Congress 100 years ago and ratified by at least ¾ of the states in 1920. The SOS is partnering with organizations to organize and conduct voter registration drives. Learn more about Iowa High School voter registration signup and read the full news release.