Primary election still held, few voters turn out

Despite a highly contested battle for the Presidential candidate spot on the Democratic ballot, as well as locally a three way race for state representative on the Republican ballot, there was a very low turnout of voters, most likely due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Randolph County reported a 20 percent voter turnout, while Monroe County had 19.56 percent.

While absentee ballots have not yet been counted, the following are the unofficial results as reported by the voting precincts in Randolph and Monroe Counties on Tuesday night.

Facing off on the Republican ballot for state representative of District 116 were: David Friess, David Holder and Kevin Schmidt. In Randolph County, Friess came out on top, earning 1,126 votes; while Holder took 867 votes and Schmidt 298. Schmidt took Monroe County with 1,059 votes to Friess’ 1,029 and Holder’s 525. Initial reporting on Tuesday night was showing that Friess was winning the district overall.

For more election results, please see this week’s print edition.