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Dem’s way out in front of GOP in absentee ballot requests

VOTE-HEREDES MOINES – Starting today, Thursday, September 25, Iowans may vote early in-person by absentee ballot at their county auditor’s office or satellite voting location. This option is available through Monday, November 3 at 5 PM for the upcoming November 4 general election.

Through September 23, Democrats have requested many more absentee ballots than Republicans in Iowa. So far, Republican voters have requested 36,025 absentee ballots, while Democrats have asked for 71,601. These numbers are roughly double the totals from the 2010 elections.

Secretary of State Matt Schultz encouraged Iowa voters to get to the polls this election season and make their voices heard.

“Every vote counts and it’s important that Iowans participate to make sure their voices are heard,” Schultz said.

The marquee match-ups this election features Steve King versus Jim Mowrer for the 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and Joni Ernst versus Bruce Braley for Tom Harkin’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

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