More than 72 percent of registered Iowa voters cast a ballot. That ranks Iowans fifth among the 50 states in voter turnout.
Nearly 41 percent of the votes were cast before Election Day itself. Exactly one-third of all Iowa voters punched a “straight ticket.” It means they either voted for every Republican candidate or every Democratic candidate on the ballot. Officials have released a list of top six counties in terms of voter turnout, as well as the now-certified raw vote totals in the presidential race. That information is below in the news release from the Iowa Secretary of State.
Official canvass results for 2016 election
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the other members of Iowa’s Executive Council conducted the official state canvass for the 2016 general election Monday. The canvass is the official tally of the votes. It is done to account for every ballot cast and ensure every valid vote is included in the election totals.
“This was a very successful election for the state of Iowa,” Secretary Pate said. “More than 72 percent of registered voters participated, which ranks us in the top five in the nation in voter turnout. I am very proud of Iowans for making their voices heard and I want to give a huge thanks to all 99 county auditors and the 10,000 poll workers across the state for their hard work in ensuring a fair, clean election process.”
Relevant statistics and notes
(L) Johnson/Weld-41,132 (2.6%)
Total ballots cast: 1,581,371
-The Libertarian Party of Iowa is now eligible for full political party status since the Johnson/Weld ticket surpassed the 2 percent threshold.
-72% turnout (5th highest in the U.S.)
Top 2016 Counties
1. Harrison 87.91%
2. Sioux 83.57%
3. Ringgold 82.99%
4. Fayette 80.81%
5. Delaware 78.86%
6. Audubon 78.28%
Absentee voting statistics:
Top counties for absentee/early voting in 2016:
1. Winneshiek 56.27%
2. Johnson 53.95
3. Jefferson 51.91
4. Dickinson 50.57%
Straight party voting: 33%
Under votes in judges’ races: about 500,000
The full canvass results will be posted on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website, sos.iowa.gov<https://sos.iowa.gov/>, by Tuesday morning.