Polk County Reports High Voter Turnout For City, School Elections

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(Polk County, IA) -- Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says turnout for today's municipal and school board elections has been strong. He says as of 11 a.m. more than 15,000 people had turned out to vote in Polk County. Fitzgerald predicts the turnout will far exceed 2019 numbers, which also saw a record turnout. He says typically municipal and school board elections are candidate-driven, more so than fueled by political party actions. He also notes the turnout will largely depend on if there are contested races. He says there are typically waves of voters, early, over the noon hour, and then in the evening.

Fitzgerald reminds voters to make sure they know their polling site and bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state-issued ID card. The polls close at 8 p.m.

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