Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate won the National State Boards of Education Award for outstanding leadership in voter education. Pate was recognized for his work on two statewide Iowa Youth Straw Polls and the Iowa Youth Caucus, which included hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of students. The Iowa Youth Straw Polls were held at the end of the free, online Caucus 101 and Elections 101 curricula, available at Elections101.org.