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City Clerk Hopes For Record Breaking Voter Turnout

April 8, 2014, 6:04 PM by Brady Mallory

City Clerk Hopes For Record Breaking Voter Turnout
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The City of Sioux Falls' 13 voting centers saw brisk business on Tuesday.  With a pool, a big box store and the city's highest office on the ballot, every voter seems to have a reason to do their civic duty.  With a lot of foot traffic, voting center volunteer James Oldham shared his secret for getting through it all.

"I had a few snacks.  Probably more than I needed, but we have to keep our energy up," Oldham said.

It is not a bad idea.  As of 6 p.m., more than 16,600 people have voted.  Oldham, stationed at the Sioux Falls Arena, said he has seen a steady pace.

"Everyone's been nice, as far as I can determine.  Nice to me anyway," Oldham said.

Here is a look at how this year compares to the last couple of city elections.  2012 brought out 13,701 voters.  In 2010, 29,778 people cast their ballots.  With a big turnout early on in the day for 2014, City Clerk Lorie Hogstad said this city election may be the one to beat. 

"I think so.  It's definitely the biggest one in my experience we've had as far as issues.  I really do hope we have record-breaking numbers," Hogstad said.

Though the mayoral race typically gets a lot of attention, Hogstad said the number of ballot issues may be what really brought out the crowds.

"It seems like there's something for everyone on the ballot," Hogstad said.

"If you have the chance to make a difference, you should," Brian A. Twedt said.

That is why Twedt hit the polls on Tuesday.  He said the whole process only took him about five minutes.  No matter how long it takes, Twedt said if you want to make your voice heard, you cannot keep your opinions a secret.

"In today's day and age, you know, there's a lot of contempt and resistance against the system.  I think the only way to make your voice heard is to put the pencil to paper," Twedt said.

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