User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Northwest Iowa Voter Turnout Already Big

November 5, 2012, 5:12 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Northwest Iowa Voter Turnout Already Big
LARCHWOOD, IA -

The most high profile race in the nation is also one of the closest. Two polls show President Barack Obama has a one-percentage-point lead over challenger Mitt Romney.

When it comes to the Electoral College, the New York Times is predicting Obama will easily win. But there are a handful of swing states, with the potential of changing the outcome. That includes Iowa, where election workers are already busy.

“I've processed 2,356. It's very high for us. Normally, we have 4,000 votes, so this is a very high turnout for absentee turnout,” Lyon County elections clerk Sara Sprock said.

Sprock predicts Lyon County turnout to top 65 percent this year. It would be one of the highest numbers in recent years and would best the 53 percent turnout in the 2008 election.

“There's been a huge push in presidential as well, but our county has a race for sheriff and in our precinct,” Sprock said.

“Oh definitely the sheriff's race is a big deal around here,” Drew Birkey, who was among those casting his vote early Monday afternoon, said.

But it's not just Lyon County; Sprock says her counterparts across Northwest Iowa are seeing big increases. It means that voters are more engaged in a swing state that is never short on face time with either national candidate.

And with the national race in all but a dead heat, residents across Iowa are in a position to choose who will win or be left with regret if they don't cast a ballot.

“It's very important if they want a say in anything about politics, they need to make sure they vote and make sure they make their vote count,” Sprock said.

Lyon County, Iowa, Polling Information

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Governor's Chief Of Staff Is Leaving Office

10/15/2014 10:32 AM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that his chief of staff Dusty Johnson will leave state government next month.

Full Story
Thune Calls For West Africa Travel Ban Over Ebola

10/15/2014 3:59 PM

South Dakota Sen. John Thune says the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading.

Full Story
Pressler Endorsed By 1970s Abscam Sting FBI Agent

10/15/2014 2:05 PM

U.S. Senate hopeful Larry Pressler has been endorsed by the lead supervisor of the 1970s Abscam investigation that led to the convictions of some memb...

Full Story
A Look Back at 2006 Gay Marriage Ban

10/16/2014 10:00 PM

Arguments begin in a hearing for the State's request to drop a lawsuit from six couples, challenging the amendment that bans gay marriage.

Full Story | Watch
SD Lawmakers Oppose Listing Bats As Endangered

10/15/2014 6:23 AM

Two top South Dakota lawmakers are calling on federal authorities to withdraw a proposed listing of northern long-eared bats as endangered.

Full Story


Events