Updated 11:40 p.m. CT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Amendment C results show 67.6% of voters voted against the constitution change while 32.4% voted in favor with 87 percent reporting.


Updated 10:19 p.m.

Amendment C results show 68.3% of voters voted against the constitution change while 31.7% voted in favor with 64 percent reporting.


Updated 9:44 p.m. CT

The Associated Press has called the third of the GOP statewide races at 9:44 p.m.

Dusty Johnson wins the Republican nomination for the U.S. House in South Dakota.


Updated 9:28 p.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — In the U.S. House race, Dusty Johnson remains in the lead with 60.92% of the vote and challenger Taffy Howard has 39.08% with 37 percent reporting.

For Amendment C, results show 68.6% of voters voted against the constitution change while 31.4% voted in favor with 38 percent reporting.


Updated 8:20 p.m. CT

The Associated Press has called two of the GOP statewide races at 8:20 p.m. CT. Kristi Noem wins the Republican nomination for governor in South Dakota primary election.

John Thune wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in South Dakota primary election


Updated 8:15 p.m. CT

Early results in the GOP statewide races show Gov. Kristi Noem with 76.18% of the vote and Steve Haugaard with 23.82% of the vote with 4 percent reporting. 

In the U.S. House race, Rep. Dusty Johnson has 65.62% of the vote and challenger Taffy Howard has 34.38% with 4 percent reporting.

In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. John Thune has 74.70% of the vote with 4 percent reporting. Bruce Whalen has 18.13% and Mark Mowry has 7.18% of votes.


Updated 8:00 p.m. CT

Voting in South Dakota is done for the 2022 Primary Election.

All the polls across the state are now closed and ballots have already started to be counted in eastern South Dakota. The Secretary of State’s office doesn’t release any results until after all the polls have closed, so early results are expected soon.

Stay with KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com for the latest updates. You can watch as the numbers come in on the bottom of your TV screen or online on our KELOLAND.com Election Results Page.

KELOLAND News will continue to monitor the ballot counting process and will track down the election winners. Watch for that coverage on KELOLAND News at 10 p.m., on KELOLAND.com and on our social media accounts.


Updated 7:32 p.m. CT

The first set of in-person ballots has arrived to be counted in the Minnehaha County Administration building.

The boxes arrived less than a half hour after polling places closed in the central time zone in South Dakota. Voters in the mountain time zone have until 7 p.m. MT to cast a ballot.

The South Dakota Secretary of State website says the first results will be released after all polls close in the state.

Voter turnout for primary elections has been falling in the state since a peak in the early 2000s.

South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett says in the last seven primaries, the average voter turnout was 27 percent. He says he would be surprised if we surpass 30 percent for this election.

According to Barnett, there are a lot of local races across the state that may bring the numbers up, but we won’t know for sure until the ballots are counted.


Updated 7:00 p.m. CT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The polls are now closed in eastern South Dakota.

Most voters in western South Dakota still have one hour to cast votes.

Republican voters will choose candidates in the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. Depending on which district you live in, you could also be voting for state senators and representatives.

All voters in the state can also vote on Amendment C.

The first results aren’t expected until all polls in the state are closed. Stay with KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com for the latest updates. You can watch as the numbers come in on the bottom of your TV screen or online on KELOLAND.com.

KELOLAND News will continue to monitor the ballot counting process and will track down the election winners. Watch for that coverage on KELOLAND News at 10 p.m., on KELOLAND.com and on our social media accounts.


Updated 5:00 p.m. CT

The time to vote in South Dakota’s primary election is down to just a few hours.

Polls close at 7 p.m. local time. Most of the races being decided on Tuesday are Republican primaries. Republican voters across South Dakota are selecting candidates in the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. Depending on which district you live in, you could also be voting for state senators and representatives.

But all registered voters in the state had something to vote on due to Amendment C being on the primary ballot.

Constitutional Amendment C, if passed, would require 60 percent of voters to approve a ballot measure that involves changing taxes or spending more than $10 million.

In Minnehaha County, election staff was already busy counting absentee ballots this afternoon.

KELOLAND News has more than a dozen journalists working this evening to bring you the latest from those running for office and election results.


Updated 3:35 p.m. CT

Voices of voters will be heard throughout South Dakota on Tuesday.

Until 7 p.m. local time, registered voters will select candidates in South Dakota’s primary election. 

Across the state, Republican voters will choose candidates in the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. Depending on which district you live in, you could also be voting for state senators and representatives. 

All voters in the state can also vote on Amendment C. Constitutional Amendment C would require 60 percent of voters to approve a ballot measure that involves changing taxes or spending more than $10 million. 

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You can check that online at the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website. Simply fill out your info, and if you are registered to vote, it will show you your polling location.

Voter registration is open for the 2022 General Election until Oct. 24, 2022. 

A government-issued ID such as a driver’s license, tribal card, or veterans ID is required to vote. If you are a college student, you can bring a school identification card.

If you do not have an approved photo ID when you show up to vote in-person, you may complete a personal identification affidavit and still vote on a regular ballot. 

Once all polls are closed across the state, the Secretary of State’s office says it will start releasing results. Look for the latest numbers on our Election Results page online.

KELOLAND News has a team of journalists working on Primary Day. Follow them on social media to track the latest developments.

KELOLAND News will have team coverage of Tuesday’s election online and on-air throughout the day. Look for the latest in this story.