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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

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