Voter turnout 26.2 percent; tight races with three precincts reporting

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Results are coming in from today’s Primary Election.

Voter turnout was 26.2 percent with 6,008 out of a possible 22,915 voters casting ballots. There were 4,020 absentee ballots.

Here are the totals with three of the 12 precincts reporting.

In the race for the Aberdeen School Board (three members will be elected): Kevin Burckhard has 2,256 votes, Brian Sharp has 2,146 votes, Aaron Schultz has 2,005 votes, and Randy Evans has 989 votes.

The totals for Aberdeen City Council SE Ward so far are: Dennis “Mike” Olson 302 votes, Tiffany Langer 282 votes, and David Welling 180 votes.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, Mike Rounds and Dusty Johnson were all declared winners in their respective races.

Biden earned the nominee for Democratic President, Rounds defeated Scyller Borglum in the race for U.S. Senate, and Dusty Johnson defeated Liz Marty May in the race for U.S. Representative.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.