Three southeast Iowa schools were were recently commended for their voter registration efforts during the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate recently announced the recipients of the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, which is given to schools that register at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote. 18 Iowa Schools were given the award, which is named after the famous Iowan who successfully fought for passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the ability to vote throughout the U.S.
Other Iowa schools that didn’t quite meet the 90 percent threshold were still commended. 10 schools registered at least 70 percent of their eligible students, with Ottumwa High School included in that category. Those schools will receive a commemorative banner recognizing the achievement. An additional 9 schools registered at least 50 percent of their eligible students, including Cardinal High School and Davis County High School. These schools will receive a personalized certificate from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.