Davison County board certifies results of Tuesday’s electionThe final report showed 8,090 of the county’s 12,414 registered voters cast ballots, for a 65.17 percent voter turnout.
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
A canvassing board certified the results Tuesday’s election during Thursday’s Davison County Commission meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell.
The final report showed 8,090 of the county’s 12,414 registered voters cast ballots, for a 65.17 percent voter turnout. The figures include “inactive” voters who remain registered but have not cast a ballot for four years. The secretary of state excludes those voters from his turnout calculations, which would result in a higher turnout percentage.
Auditor Susan Kiepke said 2,500 absentee ballots were cast, a number that required her to hire three absentee boards to speed final counting. There were just two boards for the last General Election in 2010.
“We’ve never needed three before,” she said.
Commissioner John Claggett noted that the commissioners closed Tuesday on the sale of the former Central Electric building at 1420 N. Main St., for the sale price of $575,000 minus some shared fees.
The commissioners will meet next week with representatives of Puetz Corp. to firm up renovation plans. The plans include using the building for commission meetings and for county nurse offices.
In other business, the commissioners:
Voted to follow the example of the state and to close county offices Dec. 24. Offices were open for a half-day in past years.
Will meet Dec. 27 because of the Christmas holiday.
Will not meet Jan. 1 because of New Year’s Day. The first commission meeting of 2013 will be held Jan. 8.
Approved tax rebates totaling $467 for Wanda Belitz due to a GIS soil classification change.
Approved the expenditure of $4,796 from general fund insurance recoveries to repair a hail-damaged sheriff’s vehicle.
Approved a raffle permit for the Powerhorn Ranch Regulators.