Politics & Elections
11:07 am
Fri October 19, 2012

More than 477,000 early voting ballots requested in Iowa

More than 1,600 people have voted early in one western Iowa county.

Early voting began September 27 in Iowa. As of Friday morning, 1,688 voters had already cast ballots in Mills County, either in person or by mail.

Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson says this time, her office is seeing more in-person early voting. “We’ve had a lot of write-ins in the last Presidential requesting absentees, but we didn’t have as many people at the counter or were as busy as the counter as we have been ever since the first day they were able to vote.”

Robertson says anyone wanting to vote early can do so in-person at the Auditor’s office, or request a ballot by mail. The Mills County Auditor’s office will also be open two upcoming Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, all day for early voting.

The Iowa Secretary of State’s office says 477,718 people had requested early voting ballots as of Thursday.