The Johnson County Auditor's Office had the most evil election ever at the Johnson County Fair. Voters were able to choose their favorite villain this year. (Oh, and governor, too.)

Mock election voting was open 11 AM to 7:30 PM, Sunday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 25 in Building B at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Voters of all ages used our Elections Systems and Software (ES&S) DS200 ballot reader and ExpressVote touchscreen accessible marking device.

Final results through the end of Wednesday night:

Favorite Villain

Cruella De Vil - 114 (6.8%)
Darth Vader - 335 (19.9%)
The Grinch - 266 (15.8%)
The Joker - 207 (12.3%)
Killmonger - 47 (2.8%)
Loki - 76 (4.5%)
Maleficent - 148 (8.8%)
Sauron - 42 (2.5%)
Ursula - 64 (3.8%)
Venom - 74 (4.4%)
Lord Voldemort - 191 (11.3%)
Wicked With of the West - 121 (7.2%)

Governor of Iowa

Fred Hubbel (D) - 678 (50.7%)
Kim Reynolds (R) - 434 (32.5%)
Jake Porter (L) - 224 (16.8%)

Total turnout was a new record 1692. Our old turnout record was set in 2016 when 1686 people voted for president and favorite Muppet.