SD voter turnout average for primary election - KOTA Territory News

SD voter turnout average for primary election

Rain and Storms didn't keep many away from the polls Tuesday. Voter Turnout was average for a primary election.  Statewide, about 20 percent of registered voters turned in ballots.  Thirty-one percent of those were Republicans and 11 percent were either Democrats or Independents.

In Meade County, more than 4,300 people voted, which is about 30 percent voter turnout. In KOTA Territory's largest County, Pennington, 21 percent of registered voters cast a ballot.  Pennington County Auditor Julie Pearson says when there aren't many hot button topics, there are generally fewer voters.
"We might have had more turnout had we had more controversy or bigger ticket races that were controversial, but with the Rounds and Daugaard wins, especially on the Republican ticket, just didn't drive that," Pearson said.
There will be a re-count in District 33.  Only 30 votes separate State Senator Phil Jensen and candidate David Johnson.  No word yet on when that will happen.
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