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Voter Turnout for Midterm Election 2nd Highest in Iowa History

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s mid-term general election was the second highest in state history.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says more than one-point-two million Iowans voted – just under the one-point-three million voter record set in 2018. 

Every county will now conduct post-election audits in randomly-selected precincts to help ensure the integrity of the vote – and Secretary Pate has added another layer of protection this year by ordering a second race to undergo hand count audits in every county. Those audits will ensure the numbers match the totals reported by the ballot tabulators. The governor’s race and the constitutional amendment ballot measure will be audited for this election.

Delaware County’s voter turnout was at 62-percent – just below the midterm record set in 2018 at 64-percent.

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