Karen Layher Grant County Auditor reports voter turnout at the June 6 primary was 25 percent – a few points higher than the 22 percent predicted. In Grant County, 4638 residents were eligible to vote; 1161 voted.
Layher said, ” Procedurally, everything went great. All precincts had reported in by 8:10 p.m. We used the new election counter this election, which worked very well… We kept the pace moving, but allowed for staff to observe and train.
According to Layher, the final vote tally for all precincts in Grant County was ready at 9:15 p.m. CDT, but results could not be released until 9:45 p.m. CDT. Pennington County in western South Dakota had experienced electronic interruptions during voting, and polling places there remained open until 8:45 p.m. MDT. South Dakota law prohibits issuing results until all polls are closed.