Secretary Pate named NASS President, wins national award for election cyber security

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was unanimously elected President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) during the organization’s summer conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additionally, Pate won the prestigious NASS IDEAS Award for his election cyber security initiative, “Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cyber Security”.

Secretary Pate will serve as the NASS President through July 2020. Pate told his bipartisan colleagues that he will make election security his top priority, both as President of NASS and as Iowa’s Secretary of State.

“Our mission for 2020 should be conducting the cleanest, fairest elections possible and ensuring the sanctity of the vote is protected at every level, from the smallest county to the largest state,” Pate said. “We must get this right. It’s important not only that we protect the vote, but that we instill confidence in the American people their vote is secure.”

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