Poll workers (left to right) Linda Boschee, Vickie Brodkorb and Ann Olson worked the voting station for Precinct One at the polls located at the Jerauld County 4-H Building Tuesday June 5. 

With Tuesday’s primary election marking the third time many area voters have exercised their right to vote this year, 2018 is proving to be a busy year at the polls. 

This week, on Tuesday, June 5, Republican voters chose which candidates will appear on the November 2018 general election ballot for GOP US Representative, South Dakota Governor and Jerauld County Commissioner Two.

Registered Republican voters in Precinct One in Jerauld County chose one of the three Commissioner Two candidates who will appear on the general election ballot in November.

Lynn Horsley, who served as Commissioner Three for eight years, faced off against fellow Republicans Shane Mentzer and Greg Vavra to determine which Republican candidate vying for the seat will serve the county starting January 7, 2019. 

Polls were still open at press time Tuesday and election results can be found at www.truedakotan.com.

In January, voters within the Wessington Springs School District approved a $3.5 million school bond to renovate the high school. In April, City of Wessington Springs voters had a strong showing in mayoral and city council elections. 

There was one measure on the ballot open to all registered voters in the state. Amendment Y sought to provide a fix for the unintended consequences that sprang up when voters approved Marsy’s Law in 2016.