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Early Voting Totals Expected To Be Similar To Previous Elections

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John Pemble / IPR file

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is expecting early voting totals to be about the same as in past presidential elections, about 43-percent of Iowans voting before Election Day.

But Pate says he’s especially interested in the turn-out and voting preferences of millennial voters. 

“I think both parties are going to have their traditional base come out and vote,” Pate said during a taping of Iowa Public TV’s Iowa Press. “The ones who are going to decide the future the millennials, specifically the eighteen to twenty-six year olds. Watch that group. That’s my prediction. Watch that group. They haven’t made their mind up. They haven’t said, ‘I’m a Republican or a Democrat. They’re listening.”

Early voting began in Iowa on September 29.  It ends November 7.