More than two million Iowans are registered to vote, which is a new milestone for this point in an election cycle. Secretary of State Paul Pate says there have not ever been this many registered voters in Iowa at the beginning of December heading into a General Election year.
Pate says a variety of factors may be driving the record, including a new law that allows 17-year-olds to vote if they'll be 18 by Election Day, November, 2020. Online registration has also helped drive up the numbers. Pate said victims of domestic violence and stalking can also register to vote now and keep their address confidential.
The party with the most registered voters is No Party with 743,885. Republicans come in with 640,180 and Democrats with 613,899. Other has 16,262 registered voters, bringing the total to 2,014,226. In the fourth district, Republicans hold an edge over Democratic and No Party voters, while in the other three districts, No Party/Independent voters are the largest block. The fourth district has 488,004 voters registered.
The Iowa caucus is Feb. 3, 2020.
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