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Same-Day Registration Blamed For Lines In IA College Towns

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Election officials in Iowa's three biggest college towns say some precincts are seeing long voting lines because of same-day registration.

Johnson County auditor Tom Slockett tells the Des Moines Register that the process of registering and voting in one visit is holding up some lines.

Story County deputy of elections Dani Dunham says Ames is also experiencing some long voting lines.

KWWL in Cedar Falls, home to Northern Iowa, is reporting lines of up to two hours long.

Same-day voter registration was first allowed in a presidential race in Iowa in 2008. Same-day voter registration was first allowed in a presidential race in Iowa in 2008.

The process requires voters show proof of their address. Slockett says some students have difficulty coming up with the required documents.

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