It's Official: Iowans Cast Their Vote for the 2012 Election
"Would you like to vote today?."
Pottawattamie County voters aren't wasting any time...
"We'll have a tremendous turnout at our own counter between now and the 5th of November", says Pott County Auditor Marilyn Drake.
By mailed absentee or walk in, the county is expecting more early voters than ever.
"We're predicting about 15 to 20,000, early voting."
By noon, more than six thousand already. Phil Cooper wanted his vote in, and counted.
He's tired of the campaign phone calls and watching the attack ads.
"There's so much info going on out there that, so much of it isn't true and you just don't know what to believe anymore so I figured I wasn't going to change my basic mind at this point in time, so I decided I'd come out and vote today."
"Where do I stand? Well, I voted, haha."
As the first swing state to begin early voting, Iowa is key, and to make it easier for voters, Pottawattamie County set up six satellite locations.
Starting October 5th, these places will also serve as polling sites. For four hours, on one day only, all early voters are welcome.
"Thanks for voting would you like a sticker."
"It's a privilege, and I think a duty."
Satellite Polling Locations and Hours:
October 5 - 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. @ HyVee Food Store 2323 W Broadway - Council Bluffs
October 12 - 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. @ Super Saver 1141 N Broadway - Council Bluffs
October 17 - 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. @ Oakland Community Center - 129 Harrison St. - Oakland & Macedonia City Hall 322 Main St. - Macedonia
October 19 - 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. @ HyVee Food Store 1745 Madison Ave. - Council Bluffs
October 24 - 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. @ Crescent Fire Hall 102 W Florence - Crescent