Alpena voters head to the polls

Voters in Alpena will finally be able to cast their votes June 30 to determine which two of three  candidates will serve three-year Trustee terms.  Gordon Knittel, Randy Peterson and Andrew Small are all vying for two, three-year terms on the town board. 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alpena Community Center, with safety precautions in place due to COVID-19. 

In addition to requesting that voters wear masks while at the polls, Alpena Finance Officer Shawn Ochsner said that two voters will be allowed in the community center at a time. “After they have cast their ballots, they will exit, at which time the voting booths, pencils and door will be disinfected,” she explained. “Then two more voters will be allowed to enter. We will do that for the entire day.”   

South Dakota lawmakers passed several emergency bills to address coronavirus needs on the final day of the legislative session in March. One of the decisions made by legislators resulted in the move of municipal elections to June, including the Town of Alpena election originally slated for April 14, 2020.

A sample ballot for the June 30, 2020 election can be found in this week's print and e-issue on PAGE SIX 

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