In the state’s second largest county absentee voting has been extremely heavy this year. Pennington County received more than 37,000 absentee ballots, nearly double that from 2016.
Given that influx an absentee ballot board has been at work since 7 am, opening ballots and putting an official stamp on them and getting them ready to run through the tabulators.
The ballots won’t get tallied until after the polls close, which is 7 pm local time.
Peggy Seljeskog is an absentee ballot supervisor. She’s been working as an election official for 25 years.