Government
6:06 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Iowa Predicting Low Voter Turnout in Primary

Iowa’s primary election is next Tuesday, June 3rd. 

Kristi Everett is Election Deputy for Pottawattamie County.  She says early voter turnout and absentee ballot numbers have been low. 

Everett says only about 550 out of 62,000 voters have cast their ballots so far.  Everett predicts voter turnout next Tuesday will end up somewhere between 8 and 10%.

"I don’t think we will have any lines except at the busy times: before work, after work and sometimes lunch time.  So just be prepared because more people are coming out and voting around those times.  Polls are open 7-9 that day.  There have been no changes to the law or anything like that.”

There are five Republican candidates looking to take Senator Tom Harkin’s seat and six Republican running for Iowa’s Third Congressional District Seat. 

Iowa’s primary election takes place next Tuesday, June 3rd.  Details are available online at www.sos.iowa.gov.