DeJear is one of two Democrats running to unseat Iowa's Republican Secretary of State Paul Pate.

Iowa secretary of state candidate Deidre DeJear will be in Burlington Wednesday evening as part of her "Iowa Voter Listening Tour."

DeJear, a Democrat, launched her campaign to challenge GOP incumbent Paul Pate Aug. 6 from Drake University in Des Moines.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, DeJear will hold a campaign event at Bent River Brewing Co., 500 Jefferson St., in downtown Burlington.

In a statement released last month about the eight-county tour, DeJear said she wanted to hear from Iowans about Pate's voter ID bill signed into law May 5 by former Gov. Terry Branstad.

"I take seriously the responsibility of increasing voter turnout and making voting accessible," DeJear said Oct. 16 in a statement. "In light of these new rules, it is important that we hear the voices of Iowans in order to make informed decisions around voter education. Whether Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent, all Iowans not only should be informed but have an opportunity to weigh in."

Though no changes were implemented in time for elections this month, by Jan. 2018 Pate's office will start its "soft rollout" of the new voter ID policy.

Early next month, Iowans without a driver's license or non-operators ID will begin receiving state-issued voter ID cards from the secretary of state.

Any voter without proper ID in 2018 will sign an oath attesting they are an eligible voter in their precinct and will be permitted to vote.

Another Democrat, Army veteran and two-time congressional candidate Jim Mowrer, entered the race Aug. 3.