Polk County, Iowa starting to get absentee ballot requests

DES MOINES, Iowa-  The Polk County Elections office has received about 13-thousand absentee ballot requests for the upcoming November 6th election.

Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says requests can be made until October 27th.  He says those requests can be made online, either at your county auditor's office or the Iowa Secretary of State's website.

Fitzgerald predicts about 65-thousand absentee ballots this fall.   Polk County will also open a dozen satellite, early voting stations closer to the election, including at Drake University and Grandview University.

Fitzgerald says during a presidential election, around 88-percent of the eligible voters in Polk County will vote.  He says during a governor's election, turn out is more like 60-percent.

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