Polling place sign. Early voting in Iowa has surpassed 2004 levels by 16%. The latest data from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office indicates just over 534,000 Iowans cast their votes beofre today.

Iowans who requested an absentee ballot, but didn’t fill it out and mail it by Monday’s deadline can take it to their polling place today, turn it over to poll workers and get a regular ballot.

Absentee ballots that are filled out can be taken to your county auditor’s office before the close of business today. Secretary of State Michael Mauro has cautioned Iowans that they may have to wait in lines to vote today, as he predicts turnout may be as high as 80%.