Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Tom Cool talks about his campaign

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota voters will get a say on all the state’s constitutional officers at the ballot box next week.

Tom Cool of Sioux Falls is the democratic candidate for Secretary of State and says protecting voters is a critical function of the office.

There is at least one county that has decided to hand count ballots next week. Cool says that won’t assure an accurate count.

Cool says the Secretary of States office is also responsible for a number of critical business functions.

Cool too part in the democratic “Get Out the Vote” caravan.  The caravan will stop in Aberdeen Sunday at Central Park beginning at 12pm.

He faces republican Monae Johnson in next weeks election.