Over 90 percent of Iowans are registered to vote today. That’s one of the highest tallies ever according to Secretary of State Chet Culver, Iowa’s Commissioner of Elections. Culver says 127-thousand Iowans are classified as “inactive” voters, people who’re registered, but don’t go to the polls.Culver’s a bit of a cheerleader about voting, he wants to lead the country in voter participation.There are more Independents or “no party” voters than Iowans who align themselves with the two major parties. There are five-hundred-85 thousand republicans and five-hundred-60 thousand democrats; and six-hundred-50 thousand Independent voters. Culver hopes to set a new voter turnout record in Iowa. The record was set in 1992’s presidential election when a little over one-point-three million Iowans voted.If you didn’t get your absentee ballot postmarked yesterday, just take it with you to your local precinct-polling place and turn it in and vote the traditional way. If you can’t make it out, call your county auditor or party officials and arrange hand delivery to the county auditor’s office.Polls are open from seven a-m to nine p-m today.
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