Voting Begins in Iowa Battleground
By ELIZABETH HARTFIELD
Voting began today in Iowa, the first battleground state where voters can cast their ballot in the presidential election.
Iowa is one of 32 states (plus the District of Columbia) that allows no-excuse early voting, meaning that any registered voter can head to the polls before election day and cast their ballot. Idaho and South Dakota were the first states to start early voting last week, but Iowa is the first of the key swing states that could determine the outcome of the election where voting has begun.
Ohio is the next swing state to begin early voting. Polls there open on Tuesday, Oct. 2.