Early voting began in Iowa on October 5, with people seen waiting outside the Polk County Auditor’s office in Des Moines to cast their ballots.
Officials reported many more people requesting to vote early compared to the 2016 election.
Jamie Fitzgerald, an official in Polk County, told the Associated Press he had received 111,462 ballot requests as of October 1, compared with 45,191 requests at the same time in 2016.
Iowans can go to their county auditor’s offices to vote early in person, the Iowa Secretary of State said on his website. The state’s usual polling sites will open on November 3, Election Day. Credit: Iowa Starting Line via Storyful