by Dennis Dalman
The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14 will determine which candidates will face off in the Nov. 6 general election.
In Sartell, there are no local candidates vying in the primary. However, there are several state offices on the ballot. In the primary, the ballot is a partisan ballot, meaning a voter must vote for candidates in one party or another. If a voter does a cross-over vote, say, voting for a Democrat and a Republican, the ballot won’t be counted. However, the choices for judicial candidates on the ballot are designated non-partisan. People do not have to vote for judicial candidates. If they choose not to vote for any of them, if they leave that portion of the ballot blank, their ballot choices for the political candidates will still be counted, said Sartell Deputy Clerk Peggy Schupp.
The following is a list of choices as duplicated from a primary-election sample ballot in Sartell:
Independent: Stephen Williams, Glen R. Anderson Menz.
Republican: Bob Carney Jr., Kurt Bills, David Carlson.
Democratic-Farmer-Labor: Darryl Stanton, Jack Edward Shepard, Amy Klobuchar (incumbent), Dick Franson.
U.S. Representative District 6:
Republican: Aubrey Immelman, Michele Bachmann (incumbent), Stephen Thompson.
Democratic-Farmer-Labor: Jim Graves.
State Senator District 13:
Republican: Michelle Fischbach (incumbent), Fadumo Yusuf.
Democratic-Farmer Labor: Peggy Boeck.
Supreme Court Chief Justice: Jill Clark, Dan Griffith, Lorie Skjerven Gildea (incumbent).
Associate Justice 4: Tim Tingelstad, David R. Stras (incumbent), Alan Nelson.
The polling places in Sartell will be open on primary-election day from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Here is a listing of the Sartell polls:
Precinct 1: The Sartell Public Utilities building at 230 4th Ave. S. for people living east of Pinecone Road and south of 2nd Street.
Precinct 2: Country Manor campus for anyone living east of the Mississippi River in Benton County.
Precinct 3: Messiah Lutheran Church for voters living east of Pinecone Road, north of 2nd Street S. and south of 5th Street N.
Precinct 4: Sartell City Hall for residents living west of Pinecone Road, south of 2-1/2 Street N. and south of 3rd St. N. (the portion that lies west of 19th Avenue N.)
Precinct 5: Sartell Middle School for those living east of Pinecone Road, north of 5th Street N. and south of 12th Street N.
Precinct 6: Sartell Middle School for those living east of Pinecone Road and north of 12th Street N.
Precinct 7: Celebration Lutheran Church for people living west of Pinecone Road, north of 2/-1/2 Street and the portion north of 3rd Street N. that lies west of 19th Avenue N.