The early voting turnout on the Pine Ridge Reservation appears to be ramping up. But for now it may not be on track to top the record year of 2004.
Sue Ganje is the Shannon County Auditor.
She says that 2004 contest between then incumbent Senator Tom Daschle and challenger John Thune included more than 1,600 absentee ballots cast. Her office recorded over 4,500 total votes that election on Pine Ridge.
So far this year, Ganje says the early voting place at the Sue Ann Big Crow Center in the town of Pine Ridge has seen just over 530 early votes cast.