Tuesday is primary election day in Iowa.
The state held its first-in-the-nation presidential nominating caucus in January. Voters will have Congressional representatives to choose from in four districts, instead of five, due to redistricting. UNO political scientist Paul Landow doesn’t expect that to boost voter turnout based on primary election results in other states, including Nebraska.
Landow says Iowa is an important battleground state in the presidential election. He expects both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney to put a lot of resources toward winning Iowa’s electoral votes.
Western Iowa voters in the Fifth Congressional District are now in either the Third or Fourth Congressional District. The Republican and Democratic candidates in those races are unopposed in the primary.
Polls are open Tuesday from 7 AM to 9 PM. More information is available at www.sos.iowa.gov.