Interest in South Dakota's June primary election is warming up. Early ballot season begins six weeks before June's election primary.
In Pennington County, the returns have been right on track with numbers from recent years.
Lori Severson, Election Supervisor says 72 people have voted since last Friday.
She says the county has mailed 650 ballots and 25 have been returned. In 2010, roughly 100 people voted in person within the first week.
Severson says early voting allows flexibility for June's activities.
"The primary falls at a time when there's a lot of graduation, weddings, and people traveling at the beginning of summer vacation," said Severson.
"So it just allows those six weeks before the election for anybody to come in and vote."
You can request an early ballot or find answers to other election questions at the Secretary of State's website: