Primary Election Set for June 5

Voters will go to the polls on June 5 to vote in the South Dakota primary election.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Tripp County, there is only one primary race and that is on the Republican ballot for county commissioner in District 1. The candidates are incumbent Mark Winter of Hamill and Ray Hannett of Winner.

There will also be a Republican primary for precinct committeeman and committee woman.

The candidates for committeeman are Jeff Krolikowski, Travis Tobin and Bradley Assman. Persons will vote for one.

The candidates for committeewoman are Dondee Krolikowski and Erin Tobin.

On the Democratic ticket there is a primary race for District 21 representative between Brian L. Jorgensen, Faith Spotted Eagle and Anna Kerner Andersson. Persons will vote for two of the three candidates.

Statewide, Republicans have a primary for governor and U.S. House of Representatives.

The candidates for governor are attorney general Marty Jackley and U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem.

The Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representative are Neal Tapio, secretary of state Shantel Krebs and former PUC member Dusty Johnson.

Also on June 5, South Dakota voters will decide whether the state’s crime victims rights laws are working.

Everyone will have a right to vote on Constitutional Amendment Y.

This is an amendment to the S.D. Constitution making revising certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims.

In 2016, voters approved Marsy’s Law which expanded rights for crime victims and placed them in the state constitution. The amendment makes changes to Marsy’s Law.

As of Thursday afternoon there have been 34 absentee votes cast in the primary election.

The polling places in Tripp County for the election are: Clearfield Consolidated at Clearfield Hall, Colome Consolidated at Skatetown in Colome; Hamill Consolidated at Hamill Hall; Ideal Consolidated at First Presbyterian Church in Ideal; Lake Consolidated at Skatetown in Colome; Lamro Consolidated at 4-H center in Winner, Sully Consolidated at 4-H center in Winner, Witten Consoldiated at Witten community hall, All Winner precincts will vote at the 4-H center in Winner.

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