While the presidential election mess is still being sorted out in Florida, Iowa’s Commissioner of Elections wants to give our state’s residents a sounding board. Secretary of State Chet Culver is planning a series of public hearings that will focus on Iowa’s election process.Culver says he’s very pleased with how the November 7th election went in Iowa, but he wants to open the door to anyone with suggestions for improvements. He says some people may want to talk about updating the county ballots and other election technology.Culver says the voter turnout earlier this month was 72-percent in Iowa, the second heaviest ever, and there were no reports of any widespread troubles.The five hearings will be held over the next few months, one in each of Iowa’s Congressional districts: December 11 in Mason City, December 13 in Des Moines, January 11 in Cedar Rapids, January 18 in Ottumwa and January 24 in Sioux City.