Record-breaking number of early voters for midterm election

A sign indicating people to register to vote stands at the Pennington County Administration Building on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – There have been a record-breaking number of early voters across the nation for this midterm election. And with the race so close for some of the candidates running here in South Dakota, the amount of enthusiasm resembles that of a presidential election year.

Pennington County administrators are standing by, ready to help you cast your ballot. You have until 7 o’clock to cast your vote.

“We are busy fielding phone calls from people about where they go vote,” says Pennington County Auditor-Elect Cindy Mohler. “People are arriving at the wrong polling locations, so the superintendent at the polling location is calling so they can get that voter heading in the right direction … We ended up with about 16,300 voted absentees, which is a little bit more than we did in 2012, but not near the 20,000 that we did in 2016.”

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