Higher Than Usual Voter Turnout in Johnson County

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Voter turnout is typically low for school board elections. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says turnout is usually 4-7% of registered voters. "We can do better," says Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, "especially when you think about how there are 480-thousand K-12 kids in our public schools and it’s 60 percent of our state budget." On this politics day edition of River to River , Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on the results and turnout of yesterday's elections. Johnson County had a higher than normal turnout with almost 23 percent of registered voters in the Iowa City Community School District showing up to the polls. A bond referendum was also on the ballot in that district, and voters approved $191.5 million in funding for facilities...

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