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Latest update : 2012-10-01

US presidential election: polling stations already open

Election day in the United States may be another five weeks away, but for some voters who've already made their minds up, voting for the next president is already a done deal. More than 30 states have offered citizens the option to vote early, giving those tied up with work, studies, or for those who'll be out of the country on November 6th, a chance to cast their ballot. FRANCE 24 reports from Iowa, where polling stations have already opened.

By Inès OLHAGARAY

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