Ballard earns Chapman Catt Award

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Iowa Secretary of State
Secretary Paul Pate presents the Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Ballard High School students, who organized voter registration drives and who have signed up to be poll workers on Nov. 3.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented the Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Ballard High School on Friday. The award goes to any school that registers at least 90% of eligible students to vote. Ballard registered 94% of eligible students during the 2019-20 school year. A total of 18 Iowa schools registered at least 90% of eligible students to vote.

The Carrie Chapman Catt Award is named after the famous Iowan who was instrumental in securing passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box 100 years ago.