Election 2014After a vigorous, sometimes contentious campaign, voters will have the final word on Tuesday, Nov. 4 as they step into the polling booths. General Election polls will open up at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. as voters select the next Governor of South Dakota and decide who will represent them in state and local offices.
A sample ballot of the election in Lincoln County is printed on page 16 of this newspaper. Voters are reminded to bring a photo ID with them when they cast their ballot.
Voters in Lennox will vote at the Lennox Legion Community Building at 123 S. Main St., Lennox. Perry Township voters will also cast their ballot here.
Voters in Worthing and Lynn Township will vote at the Worthing Civic Center at 121 S. Main, Worthing.
Voters in Chancellor and Germantown Township will vote in Chancellor City Hall.
City of Tea voters will vote at the Tea City Hall, 600 E. 1st St., Tea.
Delaware Township and Lincoln Township will vote at Delaware Reformed Church, 46587 US Hwy 18, Lennox,
Grant Township will vote at West Prairie Lutheran Church, 46788 282nd St., Lennox.
Locally, voters in District 6 will select a Senator and two Representatives. District 6 includes the communities of Lennox, Tea, Harrisburg and southern Sioux Falls. Answers to questionnaires sent to the candidates are published on the front page of this week's Independent. Ernie Otten Jr. (R) will face Mel Zelmer (D) on the ballot for the position of Senator. Mel Zelmer did not respond to the questionnaire. The District 6 Representative positions will be filled by two of the following three candidates: Richard Schriever (D), Isaac Latterell (R), and Herman Otten (R).
Worthing will be casting their votes for a District 16 Senator. Dan Lederman (R) and Ann Tornberg (D) are vying for the position. Answers to their questionnaires are published in this week's Independent. Jim Bolin (R), and David Anderson (R) are running unopposed for District 16 representative.
Statewide, besides selecting the next Governor, voters will also be selecting a United States Representative from South Dakota. Corinna Robinson (D) has taken on incumbent Kristi Noem (R) for the position.
Voters will also be selecting a United States Senator. Four men are seeking the position: Rick Weiland (D), Mike Rounds (R), Gordon Howie (I) and Larry Pressler (I).
Voters will also be asked to weigh in on a Constitutional Amendment, and two Initiated Measures. For more information on these, see the sample ballot on page 16 of this week's paper. More election information is also published throughout this week’s newspaper.
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Senate candidates say Washington leadership is the real problemBy Dana Hess
for SD Newspaper Association
VERMILLION, S.D. - Four men trying to get elected to the U.S. Senate spent an hour-long debate Thursday night running against the federal government. While they differed wildly on some issues, they all seemed to agree that the government in Washington, D.C., is dysfunctional.
The Senate candidates, Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler, met for a debate telecast on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The debate was sponsored by South Dakota Newspaper Association, AARP South Dakota and SDPB. They are seeking the seat held by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson, a Democrat.
Asked how he would respond if Congress moves toward another government shutdown, Pressler, a former Republican three-term senator said, “The problem is that the Senate doesn’t really vote on anything anymore.”
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