Secretary of State Happy With Election Process Tuesday

Jason Gant


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday’s election in the eyes of South Dakota’s Secretary of State went well. Jason Gant says there were few glitches to report and the process went smoothly statewide. Gant had predicted voter turnout might exceed 25%, but he said yesterday, it would likely be about 21%. Results were made available on the Secretary of State’s website, and Gant says a good number of people logged in to watch the developments after eight last night.

Hyde, Sully and Potter counties used electronic poll books and vote centers for the first time yesterday. The poll books and vote center concept was started in Sioux Falls. Vote centers allow voters to cast their ballots anywhere in their county and the computerized poll books were used by poll workers to check in voters. Gant says he was pleased with how well the process worked in the rural counties.

Gant says there are a few races in which a recount is possible—besides in the tight Senate race in District 24. He says results will be canvassed next week, then candidates can ask for a recount.

To check out results for a specific race from Tuesday, visit

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