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Early voting in Iowa

In Iowa, all registered voters are mailed a ballot request form. They can also vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested1,020,880

45%
33%
22%
DEMGOPOther

+53% from 2016

20162020
669,385
1,020,880

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned990,515

69%
31%
Mail-inIn-person

+54% from 2016

20162020
642,207
990,515
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

Iowa Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 41 Del.41 Delegates

Full Iowa Primary Results
  • DEM

    Pete Buttigieg

    26.2%

    563

    + 7 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    26.1%

    562

    + 12 Delegates

  • DEM

    Elizabeth Warren

    18%

    388

    + 5 Delegates

Republican Primary/ 40 Del.40 Delegates

Full Iowa Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    97.1%

    31,423

    + 39 Delegates

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    1.3%

    426

    + 1 Delegates

  • REP

    Joe Walsh

    1.1%

    349

How Iowa voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won Iowa with 52 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while HIllary Clinton captured 42 percent. Iowa, a competitive state, had favored Democrats in presidential elections since 1988, with the exception of George W. Bush in 2004, before swinging to Trump nearly four years ago.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    51.7%

    800,983

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    42.2%

    653,669

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats33%Men: republicans61%
Women
Women: Democrats51%Women: republicans44%
White
White: Democrats40%White: republicans54%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats63%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans26%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats40%College Graduate: republicans53%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats40%No College Degree: republicans54%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    52.2%

    822,544

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    46.4%

    730,617

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats44%Men: republicans53%
Women
Women: Democrats59%Women: republicans40%
White
White: Democrats51%White: republicans47%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats50%College Graduate: republicans48%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats52%No College Degree: republicans46%

More to the story in Iowa 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
28,451-6.82%
-24.88%
Iowa Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)