Iowa’s Secretary of State is trying to get people pumped up for the upcomingelections. Chet Culver is traveling the state and promoting the “Get Out andVote” program.Culver is also Commissioner of Elections and is the only statewide officialspecifically charged with encouraging voter turnout. He’s trying to raiseawareness about the issue and says there is growing apathy about voting.Culver notes several municipal races have no candidates competing.Culver is preparing to take the state to a new level of voting byexperimenting with the internet next month. Voters in Woodbury and Johnsoncounties will be able to cast their ballots via computer from their regularpolling places — and perhaps eventually from any p-c.The pilot project for internet voting will be evalutated after next month’selections.
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