PRIMARY DAY: Voters Head To Polls
Tuesday, Iowa voters pick which candidates they’d like to see on the ballot this November.
This is the first primary election after the redistricting that took place in the state. In just the Iowa House, 26 seats will have contested races.
Part of the reason for the influx of candidates is new legislative maps. The re-drawn lines put 41 lawmakers in new districts with other incumbents.
Iowa is a closed primary, so you must declare your party to vote. You can do that at the polling site.
Because of that, Scott County auditor Roxanna Moritz says she doesn’t expect there to be a big voter turnout, but she still feels it is important.
“This is really the grass roots to get the opportunity to choose who you want to put in that position and so of course I think every election is important, but you know it is important that people utilize their right,” said says Moritz.
Polls are open until 9:00 p.m.