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Secretary of State Encouraging High Schools to Register Students to Vote

Yesterday, 9:59am

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging all Iowa high schools to participate in a statewide effort to register students to vote.

Each school that registers at least 90-percent of their eligible students by April 16th will receive the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement.

The Catt Award was launched during the 2019-20 school year, and 18 schools qualified. Storm Lake St. Mary's was one of five schools that registered 100-percent of students. Schools that register at least 50-percent and 70-percent of eligible students will also receive statewide recognition.

Schools interested in being considered for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award and receiving information and resources about how to conduct a voter registration can click here.