Because Tuesday was Primary election day the Codington County Commissioners opted to move their weekly meeting to Thursday afternoon to canvas the votes. At the outset the commission was introduced to the new Codington County Veterans Service Officer Todd Rose. Rose said he has hit the ground running meeting with the various service organizations locally. He also informed the commissioners that the VA medical center at Watertown remains closed, but that telehealth visits are and have been ongoing. He also said the VA office at the courthouse is now open for business and that one of the issues he’s trying to address is attracting more drivers to transport veterans:
In other business the commissioners officially canvassed the results of Tuesday’s election. Auditor Cindy Brugman says that 4,270 votes were scanned which is a 25.74 percent turnout. she called those numbers pretty good. The biggest range of voters was between 50 and 70 years of age and the majority were absentee.