Voters head to the polls for House District 82
Voters in Jefferson, Davis and Van Buren Counties are hitting the polls to cast their vote for the Iowa House District 82 seat. The seat opened up after long-term Democratic Representative Curt Hanson passed away earlier this summer.
Voters can choose between Republican Travis Harris, Democrat Phil Miller, Libertarian Joshua Miller and the Constitution Party’s Edward Hee.
There were a few hiccups earlier Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson County. Several Fairfield voters showed up to vote at the wrong polling place.
Republican poll watcher Karen Crossland had this advice for anyone who still needs to vote, particularly in Fairfield
“Find the right place because I find quite a few that are being directed to other polling places because it is the regular, big election. So they’re voting at the high school, they’re voting at the fairgrounds, Lincoln School. So, a lot of different places. So, they need to make sure they’re going to the right spot,” said Crossland.
The polls will close Tuesday night at nine.
It appears that the hotly contested and sometimes nasty campaign has gotten the attention of southeast Iowa voters.
KTVO spoke to the Davis and Jefferson County auditors this morning and if absentee ballots are any indication, over all turnout is likely to be good.
Between the two counties nearly 3,000 absentee ballots were returned.
KTVO will have the results as soon as they are available.