County sees 61 percent turnout

Thursday, November 15, 2018

PLYMOUTH CO. — Sixty-one percent of registered voters in Plymouth County turned out to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s general election (November 6).

There are 17,636 registered voters in the county and 10,761 cast ballots. Of that total, 4,251 were absentee ballots.

Of the 13 precincts in the county, Precinct 8, the Perry Township Hall, covering Hancock and Perry Townships, saw a 71.9 percent voter turnout, with 847 of the 1,178 registered voters coming out.

Plymouth County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Stacy Feldman said things went smoothly in all precincts.

“We may have more ballots to tally,” Feldman said.

Those additional ballots include absentee ballots brought to the auditor’s office on Nov. 7, and ballots postmarked by Nov. 5, and received at the auditor’s office through Friday, Nov. 9, and any provisional ballots at Election Day registration.

“We have until Tuesday, November 13 before the canvass to count those ballots,” Feldman said. “We’re talking maybe 100 ballots at the most. No outcomes will be changed.”

The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will canvass the election results Tuesday afternoon, November 13.

When commenting on the ballot totals, Feldman said, “There were not record numbers for us, but we are on target with the mid-term election four years ago.”

In the 2014 mid-term election, there were 9,281 total ballots, including 4,158 absentee ballots.

In the 2016 general election, there was a total of 13,274 ballots cast, which included 5,236 absentee ballots. She noted the 2014 and 2016 are the final canvassed numbers.

She added from a survey of some auditors, Plymouth County’s 61.02 percent turnout is about average with some other counties in the state.

Plymouth County vote totals (as of Nov. 7, to be canvassed Nov. 13):

State Senator, District 3

Jim Carlin (R) — 7,298

Daw Dawson (D) — 2,771

State Representative, District 5

Thomas Jeneary (R) — 7,918

Andrew Emanuel (D) — 2,163

State Representative, District 3

Dan Huseman (R) — 294

Write-in - 1

County Supervisor District 1

John R. Meis (R) — 8,871

Write-ins — 93

County Supervisor District 3

Don Kass (R) — 8,502

Write-ins — 88

County Supervisor, District 4

Craig A. Anderson (R) — 8,339

Write-ins — 94

County Treasurer

Shelly Sitzmann (R) — 8,799

Write-ins — 52

County Recorder

Jolynn Goodchild (R) — 8,645

Write-ins — 57

County Attorney

Darin J. Raymond (R) — 8,236

Write-ins — 121

Fredonia Township Trustee

(vote for 2)

Mike Schnepf — 86

Mike Detloff — 91

Fredonia Township Clerk

Wayne T. Pick — 102

Write-ins — 1

Soil & Water Conservation District Commissioner (vote for 2)

Jeff Petersen — 6,845

Pat Winter — 5,676

Write-ins — 40

County Agricultural Extension Council members (vote for 5)

Steve Tonsfeldt — 6,239

Karen B. Harrington — 5,608

Cynthia K. Wolff — 5,711

Tanya Riemenschneider — 5,599

Julie Madden — 5,647

Write-ins — 76

Governor/Lt. Governor

Kim Reynolds, Adam Gregg (R) — 7,870

Fred Hubbell, Rita R. Hart (D) — 2,677

Jake Porter, Lynne Gentry (Lib) — 122

Gary Siegwarth/Natalia Blaskovich (CWP) — 42

Write-ins — 4

Secretary of State

Paul D. Pate (R) — 7,656

Diedre DeJear (D) — 2,586

Jules Ofenbakh (Lib) — 160

Write-ins — 2

Auditor of State

Mary Mosiman (R) — 6,586

Rob Sand (D) — 3,650

Fred Perryman (Lib) — 174

Write-ins — 3

Treasurer of State

Jeremy N. Davis (R) — 6,795

Michael L. Fitzgerald (D) — 3,371

Timothy Hird (Lib) — 169

Write-ins — 4

Secretary of Agriculture

Mike Naig (R) — 7,587

Tim Gannon (D) — 2,618

Rick Stewart (Lib) — 212

Write-ins — 2

Attorney General

Tom Miller (D) — 5,921

Marco Battaglia (Lib) — 2,117

Write-ins — 72

U.S. Representative, District 4

Steve King (R) — 6,453

J.D. Scholten (D) — 4,025

Charles Aldrich (Lib) — 156

Edward Peterson — 33

Write-ins — 4