183,630 Iowans Voted In Tuesday’s Primaries — 8% Of Registered Voters

Iowa — Just eight percent of registered Iowa voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Secretary of State Paul Pate is Iowa’s top election official.

2012 was the last time there was no statewide race in Iowa’s Primary Elections and about nine percent of eligible voters participated. For this week’s primaries, nearly 184-thousand Iowans cast ballots — out of more than two-point-two MILLION registered voters.

Pate says primary results give the winning candidates insight into what worked and what didn’t.

There were three competitive congressional primaries on Tuesday’s ballot. In the first congressional district, incumbent Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by 12 points. Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra finished 20 percent ahead of his primary challenger in the fourth congressional district. In the third district, Democrat Lanon Baccam won 84 percent of that primary’s vote and will challenge Republican Congressman Zach Nunn in the General Election — which is 153 days away.


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