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Early Voting Numbers Down in 21-Only Election in Iowa City on Campus

THE TWO DOWNTOWN BAR OWNERS LEADING THE EFFORT TO REPEAL IOWA CITY'S 21-ONLY ORDINANCE MAY NOT BE GETTING THE STUDENT SUPPORT THEY EXPECTED. ACCORDING TO THE JOHNSON COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE, EARLY VOTING AT SATELLITE LOCATIONS ON CAMPUS IS DOWN COMPARED TO 2010. UI POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR TIM HAGLE SAYS IT MAY BECAUSE THE YOUNGER STUDENTS ARE NOT USED TO GOING TO THE BARS. HAGLE NOTES THE LAST TIME AROUND THE STUDENTS WERE USED TO GOING TO THE BARS AND WERE LOSING SOMETHING THEY HAD, WHICH TENDS TO MAKE PEOPLE MORE INTERESTED AND ENERGIZED AND LIKELY TO TURN OUT TO VOTE.  SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS BOTH SAY THEY ARE NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED AND WILL CONTINUE EFFORTS TO GET THEIR RESPECTIVE MESSAGES OUT BEFORE THE NOVEMBER 5TH ELECTION.

 

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