Iowa absentee ballot numbers in the 2012 general election

About one-third of the 1,528,715 Iowans who cast ballots in the 2008 general election voted early. Absentee voting saved several Democratic incumbents in the state House and Senate that year. Bleeding Heartland will update these tables on weekdays until election day, using figures posted on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website (click the elections tab, then voters, then 2012 general election).

SEPTEMBER 27 UPDATE: Now adding totals for absentee ballots received by county auditors as well as absentee ballots requested each weekday.

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: When an Iowan votes early in person at the auditor’s office, that counts as an absentee ballot requested by the voter and as an absentee ballot received by the auditor on the same day.

OCTOBER 21 UPDATE: Recent polls by NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist and Public Policy Polling suggest that President Barack Obama has a 2:1 lead among Iowans who have already voted. For that to be true, the majority of no-party voters who cast early ballots would have to be supporting the president.

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of November 5, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 80,331 49,295 54,092
IA-02 92,158 55,899 58,163
IA-03 79,422 60,449 42,845
IA-04 60,830 63,864 43,163
 
statewide 312,741 229,507 198,263

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of November 5, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 72,458 46,546 47,554
IA-02 84,079 52,859 51,759
IA-03 69,928 55,945 36,815
IA-04 55,501 60,089 38,722
 
statewide 281,966 215,439 174,850

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of November 3, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 78,914 48,211 52,544
IA-02 89,962 54,256 55,965
IA-03 78,195 59,095 41,568
IA-04 59,348 61,809 41,075
 
statewide 306,419 223,371 191,152

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of November 3, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 69,939 44,723 44,709
IA-02 80,572 50,452 48,385
IA-03 67,351 53,571 34,389
IA-04 52,934 56,951 35,470
 
statewide 270,796 205,697 162,953

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of November 2, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 78,174 47,614 51,720
IA-02 88,226 52,928 54,098
IA-03 77,243 58,209 40,695
IA-04 58,124 60,603 39,749
 
statewide 301,767 219,354 186,262

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of November 2, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 67,752 43,191 42,421
IA-02 77,367 48,293 45,311
IA-03 65,259 51,850 32,668
IA-04 50,788 54,796 33,284
 
statewide 261,166 198,130 153,684

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of November 1, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 76,957 46,375 50,297
IA-02 86,055 51,121 51,900
IA-03 76,080 56,933 39,647
IA-04 56,985 58,793 38,331
 
statewide 296,077 213,222 180,175

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of November 1, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 65,272 41,130 39,880
IA-02 74,064 45,718 42,228
IA-03 62,994 49,628 30,833
IA-04 48,748 51,822 31,051
 
statewide 251,078 188,298 143,992

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 31, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 75,531 45,215 48,811
IA-02 84,361 49,719 50,256
IA-03 75,197 56,016 38,866
IA-04 55,933 57,424 37,209
 
statewide 291,022 208,374 175,142

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 31, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 62,390 39,078 37,309
IA-02 71,096 43,478 39,633
IA-03 61,173 47,748 29,413
IA-04 46,871 49,371 29,192
 
statewide 241,530 179,675 135,547

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 30, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 74,123 44,187 47,544
IA-02 82,655 48,300 48,650
IA-03 74,146 55,005 37,944
IA-04 54,928 56,189 36,132
 
statewide 285,852 203,681 170,170

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 30, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 59,954 37,232 35,153
IA-02 68,255 41,252 37,155
IA-03 59,220 45,815 27,943
IA-04 45,033 46,973 27,369
 
statewide 232,462 171,272 127,620

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 29, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 72,692 43,067 46,156
IA-02 80,566 46,668 46,857
IA-03 72,995 53,931 37,108
IA-04 53,715 54,717 34,904
 
statewide 279,968 198,383 165,025

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 29, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 56,535 34,641 32,351
IA-02 64,458 38,319 34,171
IA-03 56,182 42,961 25,828
IA-04 42,603 43,945 25,135
 
statewide 219,778 159,866 117,485

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 71,186 41,922 44,466
IA-02 78,425 45,109 44,972
IA-03 70,733 52,213 35,556
IA-04 52,471 53,161 33,746
 
statewide 272,815 192,405 158,740

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 54,217 32,870 30,218
IA-02 61,290 36,016 31,616
IA-03 53,392 40,546 23,996
IA-04 40,851 41,575 23,663
 
statewide 209,750 151,007 109,493

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 71,186 41,922 44,466
IA-02 78,425 45,109 44,972
IA-03 70,733 52,213 35,556
IA-04 52,471 53,161 33,746
 
statewide 272,815 192,405 158,740

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 54,217 32,870 30,218
IA-02 61,290 36,016 31,616
IA-03 53,392 40,546 23,996
IA-04 40,851 41,575 23,663
 
statewide 209,750 151,007 109,493

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 25, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 68,177 39,824 41,442
IA-02 73,783 42,214 41,204
IA-03 66,861 49,073 32,670
IA-04 49,684 50,101 31,212
 
statewide 258,505 181,212 146,528

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 25, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 50,248 29,633 26,515
IA-02 55,979 32,196 27,537
IA-03 48,973 36,282 20,822
IA-04 37,235 36,980 20,712
 
statewide 192,435 135,091 95,586

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 24, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 66,164 38,535 39,672
IA-02 71,423 40,836 39,290
IA-03 64,706 47,435 31,091
IA-04 48,105 48,305 29,760
 
statewide 250,398 175,111 139,813

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 24, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 48,273 27,963 24,835
IA-02 53,346 30,209 25,470
IA-03 46,677 34,091 19,264
IA-04 35,484 34,609 19,187
 
statewide 183,780 126,872 88,756

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 23, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 63,954 37,114 37,732
IA-02 68,665 39,134 37,189
IA-03 62,038 45,315 29,169
IA-04 46,412 46,419 28,333
 
statewide 241,069 167,982 132,423

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 23, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 46,139 26,188 22,968
IA-02 50,713 28,285 23,489
IA-03 44,357 31,830 17,640
IA-04 33,810 32,413 17,830
 
statewide 175,019 118,716 81,927

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 22, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 62,302 35,406 36,082
IA-02 66,033 36,896 34,884
IA-03 60,230 43,313 27,670
IA-04 44,958 44,314 26,926
 
statewide 233,523 159,929 125,562

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 22, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 43,875 24,258 21,194
IA-02 47,584 25,832 21,056
IA-03 40,942 28,607 15,462
IA-04 32,127 30,062 16,343
 
statewide 164,528 108,759 74,055

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 19, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 60,256 33,909 34,097
IA-02 62,912 34,930 32,474
IA-03 58,185 41,664 26,257
IA-04 43,323 42,374 25,296
 
statewide 224,676 152,877 118,124

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 19, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 41,663 22,210 19,522
IA-02 44,295 23,287 18,904
IA-03 38,884 26,643 14,242
IA-04 30,247 27,540 14,885
 
statewide 155,089 99,680 67,553

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 18, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 58,667 32,703 32,500
IA-02 60,879 33,535 30,666
IA-03 56,736 40,192 25,158
IA-04 41,682 40,682 23,807
 
statewide 217,964 147,112 112,131

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 18, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 39,859 20,627 18,031
IA-02 42,194 21,592 17,397
IA-03 37,029 24,784 13,140
IA-04 28,152 25,069 13,265
 
statewide 147,234 92,072 61,833

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 17, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 57,423 31,715 31,380
IA-02 59,506 32,569 29,488
IA-03 55,370 38,847 24,151
IA-04 40,364 39,239 22,682
 
statewide 212,663 142,370 107,701

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 17, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 38,230 19,406 16,903
IA-02 40,388 20,334 16,175
IA-03 35,374 23,192 12,193
IA-04 26,639 23,317 12,143
 
statewide 140,631 86,249 57,414

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 16, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 56,208 30,728 30,234
IA-02 57,960 31,354 28,187
IA-03 53,778 37,293 23,118
IA-04 39,130 37,708 21,559
 
statewide 207,076 137,083 103,098

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 16, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 36,520 18,121 15,700
IA-02 37,982 18,293 14,578
IA-03 33,166 20,896 11,072
IA-04 25,278 21,555 11,198
 
statewide 132,946 78,865 52,548

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 15, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 54,853 29,431 28,912
IA-02 55,934 30,000 26,605
IA-03 52,070 35,596 22,044
IA-04 37,615 35,909 20,241
 
statewide 200,472 130,936 97,802

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 15, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 34,249 16,188 14,203
IA-02 35,652 16,557 13,099
IA-03 30,681 18,311 9,782
IA-04 23,411 19,089 9,758
 
statewide 123,993 70,145 46,842

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 12, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 53,014 28,056 27,400
IA-02 53,722 28,734 24,938
IA-03 50,204 34,089 20,854
IA-04 35,907 33,925 18,662
 
statewide 192,847 124,804 91,854

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 12, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 31,709 14,172 12,761
IA-02 32,948 14,487 11,495
IA-03 28,846 16,429 8,919
IA-04 21,777 17,064 8,527
 
statewide 115,280 62,152 41,702

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 11, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 51,685 27,089 26,341
IA-02 52,231 27,611 23,810
IA-03 49,114 32,636 20,116
IA-04 34,625 32,098 17,644
 
statewide 187,655 119,434 87,911

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 11, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 30,298 13,062 11,849
IA-02 31,625 13,489 10,780
IA-03 27,302 15,061 8,257
IA-04 20,828 15,729 7,915
 
statewide 110,053 57,341 38,801

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 10, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 49,883 25,586 24,891
IA-02 50,517 26,056 22,548
IA-03 47,349 30,388 19,052
IA-04 33,277 29,847 16,476
 
statewide 181,026 111,877 82,967

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 10, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 28,229 11,555 10,766
IA-02 29,292 11,778 9,614
IA-03 24,707 12,919 7,200
IA-04 19,385 13,780 7,149
 
statewide 101,613 50,032 34,729

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 9, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 48,224 23,655 23,339
IA-02 48,950 24,075 21,215
IA-03 45,396 28,251 17,704
IA-04 31,748 27,190 15,163
 
statewide 174,318 103,171 77,421

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 9, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 25,530 9,300 9,228
IA-02 26,242 9,461 8,214
IA-03 20,813 9,487 5,672
IA-04 17,292 10,881 6,026
 
statewide 89,877 39,129 29,140

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 8, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 46,702 21,556 21,921
IA-02 47,612 22,155 20,115
IA-03 43,837 26,365 16,658
IA-04 30,451 24,658 14,000
 
statewide 168,602 94,734 72,694

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 8, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 22,838 7,122 7,839
IA-02 23,663 7,560 7,043
IA-03 19,331 8,003 5,053
IA-04 15,812 8,814 5,252
 
statewide 81,644 31,499 25,187

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 5, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 45,693 20,448 21,020
IA-02 46,317 20,976 19,068
IA-03 42,732 24,939 15,935
IA-04 29,808 23,495 13,510
 
statewide 164,550 89,858 69,533

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 5, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 21,806 6,327 7,348
IA-02 22,510 6,745 6,540
IA-03 17,060 6,557 4,324
IA-04 15,040 7,882 4,936
 
statewide 76,416 27,511 23,092

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 4, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 44,608 18,591 20,054
IA-02 45,162 19,407 18,187
IA-03 41,642 23,110 15,073
IA-04 28,873 21,437 12,697
 
statewide 160,285 82,545 66,011

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 4, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 19,730 4,999 6,419
IA-02 20,458 5,475 5,690
IA-03 15,065 5,259 3,656
IA-04 13,412 6,276 4,157
 
statewide 68,665 22,009 19,922

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 3, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 43,441 16,805 19,137
IA-02 43,977 17,517 17,270
IA-03 40,205 20,888 14,156
IA-04 27,969 19,144 11,944
 
statewide 155,592 74,354 62,507

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 3, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 17,475 4,028 5,526
IA-02 17,725 4,359 4,635
IA-03 12,685 4,236 3,022
IA-04 11,807 5,017 3,552
 
statewide 59,962 17,640 16,735

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 2, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 42,087 14,769 18,145
IA-02 42,621 15,317 16,386
IA-03 38,580 18,222 13,158
IA-04 26,942 16,488 11,078
 
statewide 150,230 64,790 58,767

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 2, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 11,284 2,864 3,674
IA-02 13,124 3,280 3,250
IA-03 9,623 3,276 2,343
IA-04 9,795 3,967 2,884
 
statewide 43,826 13,387 12,151

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of October 1, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 40,472 11,167 16,704
IA-02 40,647 11,842 15,060
IA-03 36,315 14,844 12,135
IA-04 25,430 12,466 10,024
 
statewide 142,864 50,319 53,923

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of October 1, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 7,012 1,944 2,165
IA-02 9,202 2,295 2,199
IA-03 3,949 1,760 1,043
IA-04 7,369 2,823 2,056
 
statewide 27,532 8,822 7,463

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 28, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 38,573 7,625 15,259
IA-02 38,110 9,056 13,483
IA-03 34,346 11,627 11,063
IA-04 23,560 9,236 8,789
 
statewide 134,589 37,544 48,595

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of September 28, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 3,905 1,215 1,136
IA-02 4,833 1,296 1,223
IA-03 1,932 974 541
IA-04 4,289 1,724 1,211
 
statewide 14,959 5,209 4,111

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 36,994 6,629 14,241
IA-02 35,872 7,658 12,396
IA-03 32,810 9,177 10,249
IA-04 21,865 7,173 7,852
 
statewide 127,541 30,637 44,728

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of September 27, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 2,203 629 621
IA-02 3,066 678 751
IA-03 966 429 228
IA-04 2,617 934 674
 
statewide 8,852 2,670 2,274

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 26, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 35,059 5,703 13,415
IA-02 33,084 6,399 11,345
IA-03 30,985 7,270 9,519
IA-04 20,190 5,537 7,087
 
statewide 119,318 24,909 41,366

Absentee ballots received by Iowa county auditors as of September 26, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 667 95 202
IA-02 809 93 163
IA-03 90 38 35
IA-04 906 256 206
 
statewide 2,472 482 606

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 25, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 34,132 5,220 12,868
IA-02 32,049 5,930 10,759
IA-03 28,982 6,267 8,647
IA-04 19,422 4,947 6,267
 
statewide 114,585 22,364 38,959

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 24, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 32,726 4,704 12,143
IA-02 30,336 5,421 9,892
IA-03 28,227 5,919 8,354
IA-04 18,420 4,414 6,117
 
statewide 109,709 20,458 36,506

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 21, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 31,410 4,175 11,270
IA-02 29,418 5,061 9,375
IA-03 27,638 5,406 7,976
IA-04 17,203 3,900 5,454
 
statewide 105,669 18,542 34,075

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 20, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 30,975 3,952 11,009
IA-02 28,534 4,720 8,966
IA-03 26,967 5,028 7,714
IA-04 16,724 3,582 5,229
 
statewide 103,200 17,282 32,918

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 19, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 30,395 3,770 10,700
IA-02 27,655 4,405 8,554
IA-03 25,866 4,608 7,309
IA-04 16,114 3,290 4,962
 
statewide 100,030 16,073 31,525

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 18, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 29,564 3,552 10,275
IA-02 27,024 4,104 8,214
IA-03 24,975 4,244 6,916
IA-04 15,438 3,009 4,678
 
statewide 97,001 14,909 30,083

Absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters as of September 17, 2012


Congressional district Democrats Republicans no-party voters
IA-01 28,294 3,238 9,627
IA-02 26,159 3,725 7,712
IA-03 23,729 3,965 6,386
IA-04 14,668 2,707 4,366
 
statewide 92,850 13,635 28,091

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