June 22, 2022

Low Turnout At Primary Election

By Terry Schwartzenberger

The 2022 Primary Election along with city elections across Logan County are now history and just awaiting canvassing boards.

Across the county there were only 586 ballots cast, 37% of the county’s 1,578 eligible voters. At the Primary election in 2020, 53 percent of the county’s 1,465 eligible voters cast a ballot.

Logan County, which is part of the District 28 Legislative District where there was a race for both the Senate seat as well as for the two representatives on the Republican ticket.

Back in February the District 28 Republicans endorsed current Representative Mike Brandenburg of Edgeley, and new comer Josh Loegering of LaMoure and then picked Rep. Sebastian Ertelt of Gwinner over current Senator Robert Erbele, Lehr for the lone Senate seat. However, according to last Tuesday’s election results, voters elected Rep. Brandenburg, and Rep. Jim Grueneich of Ellendale to the Republican ticket and they also picked Senator Erbele over Ertelt. Also seeking a position as a representative on the Republican ticket was Darcy Meier, Venturia and Sam Leppert.

Republican winners advance to the November general election ballot.

After the re-districting, District 28 legislative district includes the counties of Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh and Sargent.

In another Logan County race for commissioner, incumbent Blanche Schumacher, rural Napoleon with 306 votes edged Bryan Batsch, Gackle who garnered 252 votes. Both Schumacher and Batsch will appear on the November ballot.

In the city of Napoleon there were five candidates seeking three council positions. Winning seats were incumbent Bob Humann, while Rich Bjerklie and John Wald were also both elected, topping April Nogosek and announced write-in candidate Deb Sperle.

The unofficial results for the area are below and the county is planning on canvassing the votes on Mon., June 27, after which an official abstract of votes cast will be published in this newspaper.


Primary Election Results

From Logan County

June 14 Election

(Unofficial results)

Total Votes Cast – 586 – 37%

Eligible Voters – 1,578

Read results in print or in on-line edition . . .