Kids Voting results noted after election

Kids Voting results noted after election Vermillion students in grades K-12 participated in the 2002 election on Nov. 5 through a program called Kids Voting.

The students studied the political process in the classroom using the Kids Voting curriculum, and then voted on Election Day with their parents.

Many volunteers, including PTA members, USD Leadership students and teachers helped to make Kids Voting a success.

Results have been tabulated after a total of 447 Vermillion students (out of a possible 1,300) went to the polls:

U.S. Senator

John Thune � 159

Kurt Evans � 4

Tim Johnson � 277

U.S. Representative

William J. Janklow � 116

Terry Begay � 15

Stephanie Herseth � 292

Governor

Mike Rounds � 121

Nathan Barton � 5

Jim Abbott � 280

James Carlson � 16

Secretary of State

Chris Nelson � 62

Alex Martin � 19

Kate Looby � 130

Attorney General

Larry Long � 72

Bob Newland ��23

Ron Volesky � 96

State Auditor

Rich Sattgast � 79

Dick Butler � 116

State Treasurer

Vern Larson ��77

Scott McGregor � 123

Commissioner of School

and Public Lands

Alan Aker � 57

William Stone � 43

Bryce Healy � 108

Public Utilities

Commissioner

Gary Hanson � 80

Pam Nelson � 125

Bob Sahr � 80

Curt Johnson � 122

Constitutional

Amendment A

Yes � 44
* No � 78

Constitutional

Amendment B

Yes � 40
* No � 77

Constitutional

Amendment C

Yes � 57
* No � 61

Initiated Measure 1

Yes � 47
* No � 66

Kids Voting South Dakota is a private, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to building a more informed generation of voters. Kids Voting started in Arizona in 1988 and has spread to 39 states. The program began in South Dakota in 1992. This is the second time Vermillion students have participated in the program.

Major sponsors of Kids Voting South Dakota are the Chiesman Foundation for Democracy and Wells Fargo Banks of South Dakota. The Farber Center and Taco Johns are local sponsors.

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