Pennington County voting numbers expected to top 2012 Presidential Election
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Election Day is just days away, and voters across the state are casting their ballots early.
The Pennington County auditor says there have been a lot of people casting their ballots early. So far, Pennington County has received over 14,000 ballots.
On Friday alone, over 900 people voted early. When all is said and done on Tuesday, voter turnout is estimated to be at a very high at 73 percent, which is a 3 percent increase over the 2012 Presidential Election.
At this time, 8,000 Republicans, 3,800 Democrats, and 1,700 Independents have voted. Staff is working overtime to make it possible.
“Everybody is on deck working the window,” said Cindy Mohler, the auditor for Pennington County, “And then on break, we have to come back and alphabetize all of the ones we’ve received at the window, and get them ready for the absentee ballot board so they can check those off on Tuesday, and get them open so we can get them counted.”
There’s no voting over the weekend. Early voting will resume Monday. The polls will be open on Tuesday, Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.