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Students line up down a hallway to wait for registration forms to arrive.
At 3:40 p.m. a representative from the Story County Auditor's Office brought three new pads of voter registration forms to the University Drive Community Center polling place, after running out of forms around 3 p.m.

Maggie Loomis (at left in red), a senior in animal ecology, had waited since 3:05 p.m. for a registration form to arrive so that she could cast her ballot. Being the first election she could vote in, Loomis made a conscious decision to vote in Iowa rather than her home state of Minnesota.
"I think Iowa needs my vote more than Minnesota," Loomis said. "I was going to vote in Minnesota, but I went to see Romney in Ames last Friday and he made me realize how critical my vote is here."

By the time the new forms arrived, a line of about 10 people waiting to register had formed at the location. Others vowed to return to the polls later, when more forms were available.
--Matt Wettengel

 


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