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SF Voters Look For Consistency At The Polls

June 5, 2012, 5:55 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

SF Voters Look For Consistency At The Polls

Voters across South Dakota are picking the candidates they want to move on to the November election.

South Dakota's primary may be one of the last in the country but many legislative races and a Democratic contest to see who will run against Congresswoman Kristi Noem has this election on the top of voters' minds.

Election officials say turnout has been low across the state. Secretary of State Jason Gant is predicting between a 25 and 30 percent turnout statewide.

"I think you want to make sure that you show your support for not only the candidate you support but also for the process," voter Todd Lamberty said after he voted at the Instructional Planning Center in Sioux Falls.

In Sioux Falls voters showed up at their traditional precincts instead of the 12 vote centers set up during the last city election. The vote centers allowed voters to show up at any location and vote, but Minnehaha County wanted to study the system more before implementing it in the primary today.

"It's quicker, easier, in and out," voter Reva Rezac said.

Rezac said she likes voting at her traditional precinct instead of the vote centers, but despite her opinion she thinks officials should pick one system and stick with it.

"I think they shouldn't flip flop back and forth. I think they should keep it one way or the other," Rezac said.

Other voters who turned out Tuesday agree, saying they think turnout would be better if voters didn't always have to research their polling place.

"It gets more people to vote that way, if they know where it is that they have to vote," voter Marianne Goodis said.

But no matter where or how they are voting, the South Dakotans who showed up to make their decisions say the primary is an important step in the process.

"I think it's important to vote in any election and I would say especially this year we have to get the right candidates in there," Goodis said.

The average voter turnout for a South Dakota primary is 32 percent.


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