Turnout high, as voters pass hospital mill levy and shoot down zoning


      All four precincts in Prairie County reported high numbers of voter turnout, with precinct two garnering the most as 76 percent of its registered voters returned ballots for the Primary Election held on Tuesday, June 3. Precinct one followed close behind with 75 percent voting. Precinct four and three lagged, reporting 58 and 43 percents, respectively. 

       Overall, 63 percent of Prairie County registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, or mailed in their absentee ballots — a popular alternative in voting, in particular for counties with a high number of elderly voters.

     Precinct voter turnout breaks down like this:


        Reg. Voters       Ballots cast         % Voting

Precinct 1    218            164     75%

Precinct 2    206            157     76%

Precinct 3    208  90 43%

Precinct 4    231 133 58%


 

Totals       863       544                              63%

       Probably the most contentious and closely watched issue locally was the Town of Terry’s adoption of zoning. Listed on the ballot as IR 14-01, a resounding vote against passage of the zoning ordinance was seen in the 191 votes cast against the measure, while 125 cast votes for it — meaning about 40 percent of the ballots were in favor of zoning while 60 percent were against.

      The hospital mill levy once again passed easily, with nearly 66 percent voting in favor of the levy, while 34 percent voted against it.

      Both government reviews — one for county and the other for the town — were handed a no vote.

      The following are Prairie County election results from Tuesday.

Democrat Ballot

U.S. Senator

DIRK S. ADAMS 11

JOHN BOHLINGER 28

JOHN WALSH 53


U.S. Representative

JOHN LEWIS 49

JOHN DRISCOLL 34


State Senator District 19

BILL MCCHESNEY 76


State Rep District 37

DIXIE RIEGER 78


Republican Ballot

U.S. Senator

SUSAN CUNDIFF   23

STEVE DAINES 329

CHAMP EDMUNDS   43


U.S. Representative

DREW TURIANO     5

RYAN ZINKE   64

ELSIE ARNTZEN   25

MATT ROSENDALE 232

COREY STAPLETON   72


State Senator District 19

FREDERICK DAVIS MOORE 350


State Rep District 37

LEE RANDALL 364


County commissioner District 1

SANDY HELMUTH 349


County Sheriff/County Assesor

DUNCAN HEDGES 374


County Coroner

DALE E HELLMAN 382


County Attorney

DANIEL Z. RICE 359


Public Administrator

TIMOTHY L. RITTAL 356


County Treasurer/County Supt. of Schools

JAMIE SMITH 379 


Supreme Court Justice #1

JIM RICE 320

W. DAVID HERBERT   83


Supreme Court Justice #2

MIKE WHEAT 227

LAWRENCE VANDYKE 154


District Court Judge Dist 7, Dept 1

JANET CHRISTOFFERSEN 192


Prairie County Hospital District Levy

Levy - Yes 333

Levy - No 173


Prairie County Local Gov’t Review

Levy - For 184

Levy - Against 301


Town of Terry Gov’t Review

Levy - For 133

Levy - Against 175



IR14-01

Town of Terry Zoning

Adoption - For 125

Adoption - Against

Published June 4, 2014

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