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November 7, 2006 General Election
Guide to Election Night Returns

On Tuesday, November 7, this site will report turnout statistics throughout the day.  Following the close of the polls at 9 p.m., we will post election returns as soon as they are reported to our office.

Links to returns and turnout will be placed directly on our home page www.jcauditor.com.

Returns will show results from Johnson County only.  We will not have access to results from other counties.

Turnout Updates

Precincts report turnout at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Precinct by precinct turnout will be posted after each of these reporting times, once all precincts have reported.

Returns on web site

We will post a summary with totals for all races, contested and uncontested, including judicial retention.  Sample with zero results

We will also post precinct by precinct results for the following contested races as soon as precincts begin to report results (samples with zero results):

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Cable TV

Returns will be broadcast on Iowa City cable TV channel 5 beginning at 9 p.m.  We will broadcast a rotating series of grand totals in contested races, along with a periodic update of which precincts have reported results.

View results at our office

Results will be displayed at the County Administration Building beginning at 9 p.m.  Visitors will see the same display as cable viewers.

Faxed Results

We will be faxing grand totals and precinct results to our regular list of news media contacts.  Please contact our office with any changes or corrections to fax numbers.

When will results be available?

Results will be posted beginning at 9 p.m.  Early voting results will be posted as soon as they are completed.  After 9 p.m. we will enter and update results as quickly as they are reported from the 57 polling places.  Once all precincts have reported, results will be labeled "Preliminary Final Results."

Number of Precincts

The total number of precincts for Johnson County in general elections is 58.  There are 57 polling places, and early ballots are counted as a separate precinct. 

There are 58 precincts for all contests except state legislative races.

Number of precincts in legislative contests:

  • House District 29: 15 precincts (12 complete precincts, 2 annexed precincts, absentee - CHANGE since 2004)
  • House District 30: 13 precincts (12 precincts plus absentee)
  • Senate District 15: 25 precincts (24 precincts plus absentee)
     
  • House District 77: 13 precincts (12 precincts plus absentee)
  • House District 78: 13 precincts (12 precincts plus absentee)
  • Senate District 39: 25 precincts (24 precincts plus absentee)
  • House District 79: 5 precincts (2 complete precincts, 2 annexed precincts, absentee)
  • House District 89 and Senate District 45: 8 precincts (7 precincts plus absentee)

Note: There is no contest in Senate District 40, as the office was on the ballot for a four year term in 2004.

When are the results final?

Once the poll workers have returned their supplies to our office, our staff will review the printouts from the voting machines and make any corrections.  Once all corrections are made, results will include the heading "Verified Preliminary Final Results."  These will be the last returns posted on November 7th.

Vote totals usually change slightly in the days following the election as provisional ballots and late arriving absentee ballots with timely postmarks are counted.

All election results are unofficial until the canvass of votes, conducted by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at 3 PM Tuesday, November 14th.  Following the canvass, results will include the heading "Official Canvassed Results."  These results will remain on our site permanently as a historic record.  Past Election Returns