In 2014, Associate Professor of Political Science Timothy M. Hagle published an examination of Iowa voters in presidential and midterm elections since the year 2000. Professor Hagle focuses on party and gender as he looks at who votes, how often, and when.
Republican women had the highest turnout percentage for all seven general elections during the period. Republican men come in second in all but 2008 where women Democrats surpassed them by half a percentage point. Women Democrats had a higher turnout percentage than their party’s men in presidential elections, but the men had a slightly higher percentage in two of the three midterm elections.
Read more about trends in registration and the widening and shrinking gaps within the parties.
Hagle, Timothy M. “Iowa Voting Series, Paper 3: An Examination of Iowa Turnout Statistics Since 2000 by Party and Gender.” 2014.