Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Fall 2022 Iowa Youth Straw Poll takes place Tuesday. Thousands of students across Iowa will cast ballots for their preferred candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Iowa Governor. More than 190 schools have registered to participate.
The Iowa Youth Straw Poll is open to any K-12 school in the state, as well as civic organizations and youth groups.
Students, teachers, and organizations can register for the Iowa Youth Straw Poll by clicking here.
Secretary Pate will be visiting Merrill Middle School in Des Moines as they participate in the Straw Poll.
The full list of schools that have registered so far is available here.
The Youth Straw Poll is part of the Elections 101 curriculum developed by Secretary Pate for use in Iowa schools.
Live results will be published at this link starting Tuesday morning and updated throughout the day. You can also view past results at that link. A news release with preliminary results will be distributed late Tuesday afternoon, with a follow-up on Wednesday with updated numbers.
Teachers and schools are encouraged to post photos of their Youth Straw Poll events on social media, using the #BeAVoter hashtag.
Every congressional and gubernatorial candidate who qualified for Iowa’s 2022 general election ballot is included in the Youth Straw Poll.