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Wapello County experiences higher voter turnout

Voters will now have to select each of the candidates they are voting for because straight party voting is not an option. (KTVO)

Tuesday, November 6, is the day when citizens from across the Heartland get to choose the politicians who will represent them.

According to Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon, compared to the 2014 elections, the county is experiencing a higher voter turnout.

The auditor said she expected more voters to show up later Tuesday night.

Due to changes on the ballots, voters may have had to wait in line longer than usual.

"You might have to wait in line a little bit when you’re voting just because they did remove straight party voting from the ballots so you actually have to individually fill in an oval by the person’s name that you would like to vote for," Spurgeon said.

Residents will have until 9 p.m. to cast their votes.

Click HERE for information on voting locations across southeast Iowa.
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