Iowa is a battleground state in the 2016 Presidential Election

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa - Iowa is 1 of 11 states that could determine who becomes the next President of the United States.

"It leans right in the middle, it's in the middle of the country and it's in the middle of the political perspective," said Toby Paone, Vice Chair Scott County Democratic Party.

Iowa doesn't necessarily lean to one side like some states.

"I think there's a variety of interest here in Iowa and I think part of it has to do with our first in the nation caucuses," said Judy Davidson, Chair, Scott County Republican Party.

In Iowa, voters are able to hear from the candidates early on.

"I think that engages people to a wide variety and so people go to both parties candidate events and like to hear from all the candidates," said Davidson.

The caucuses could be one of the reasons why Iowa is divided almost evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

"It's also very exciting to be part of that, in that category, we get a lot of visits from candidates and their surrogates," said Paone.

For political parties in Scott County, Iowa that means a lot of work needs to be done in the next month to get voters to the polls.