Nearly 70 percent turnout to vote


  Nearly 70 percent of Prairie County’s 886 registered voters cast their votes during the Nov. 2 General Election. Precinct votes returned were: 173 of 241 registered voters in precinct 4; 131 of 211 registered voters in precinct 3; 155 of 214 registered voters in precinct 2; 158 of 220 registered voters in precinct 1.

General Election results are listed below. Statewide results as of Wednesday morning are listed in red.
Federal and State
U.S. Representative
Denny Rehberg 434 214,141
Dennis McDonald 138 120,222
Mike Fellows  31  20,313
Supreme Court Justice
Beth Baker 202 162,860
Nels Swandal 327 147,548
Supreme Court Justice #2 
Retain Mike Wheat
Yes 400 243,419
No 115  68,456
State Senator Dist. 20
Frederick “Eric” Moore 496
State Rep. Dist. 39
Lee Randall 461
Cody W. (C.W.) Drew 124
County
County Commissioner Dist. 2
Deanna R. Bockness 499
 
County Sheriff/Assessor
William (Bill) Klunder 531
 
County Coroner
Dale E. Hellman 538
 
County Attorney
Becky Convery 415
Public Administrator
Timothy Rittal 535
County Treasurer/Supt. School
Jamie Smith 548
Justice of the Peace
Retain Kathy Henry
Yes 513
No  73
 
Ballot Issues - State
Constitution Convention Call #2
Against 348 196,938
For 213 139,189
Initiative #161 
(I-161 revises the laws related to nonresident big game and deer hunting licenses. It abolishes outfitter-sponsored nonresident big game and deer combination licenses, replacing the 5,500 outfitter-sponsored big game licenses with 5,500 additional general nonresident big game licenses.)
For 289 185,371
Against 293 159,032
 
Constitutional Initiative #105
(There is no existing state or local tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property in Montana. CI-105 amends the Montana Constitution to prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property.)
For 463 257,110
Against 138  96,737
 
Initiative #164
(I-164 reduces the interest, fees, and charges that payday lenders, title lenders, retail installment lenders, and consumer loan licensees may charge to an annual interest rate of 36 percent.)
For 411 250,191
Against 166  98,553

Published Nov. 3, 2010

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