With a higher than normal voter turnout, Stanton County drew 3,184 votes out of the almost 3,900 registered voters in Stanton County for an 81.64 percent turnout.
Stanton County Clerk Wanda Heermann said that this was one of the highest turnouts in recent memory.
“Having over 80 percent of the registered voters in the county cast their vote is pretty cool to see,” Heermann said. “It’s been busy here, but that is what you want when there is an election.”
For the Stanton City Council, write in candidates were still being counted as of press time. Unofficially, Rolland Lorensen tallied 204 while Nan Hetzler’s write-in votes were still being counted for Ward A
The Ward B race was uncontested. Jennifer Michaels received 308 votes.
The Village of Pilger Trustee races was also uncontested with two positions open. Kenneth Wiechman received 77 votes and Amber Labenz tallied 70.
For the Wisner-Pilger Board of Education, which is voted on in several counties, Stanton County voters selected Harlan Sateren 228 times. Mark Glaubius had 179 votes, Travis Bellar 152 and Byron Keller with 132. The top three overall will be elected.
There were three individuals on the ballot for the Stanton Community School Board of Education with all three elected. Colleen Butterfield had 969 votes, David Morfeld 897 and Nelson A. Vollbrecht with 832.
For the Stanton County Public Power District, there were two on the ballot for two positions. Gary E. Koehlmoos had 1,430 votes and Weldon Marotz with 1,296.
In contested races, for the State Board of Education in District 3, Patti Gubbels was the heavy favorite tallying up 2025 votes to Mike Goos’ 539 with six writ- in votes. Voters favored Northeast Board of Governors at large with Jeff Scherer earning more votes than Timothy Miller, 1,439-1,026. Neither of those races will be decided at the local level.
All results are considered unofficial until the canvassing board meets. These are unofficial results as of press time.