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Family works the election polls in Sioux Falls

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The voter turnout in District 15 precincts 5-1 and 5-2 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls may have disappointed poll workers but the overall day did not.

Jennifer Foss worked at the polls in precinct 5-2 with her son Jayse and daughter Jadeyn and with Christina Wunderlich.

“It’s promising to see the young generation get involved…,” Wunderlich said of Jayse, 19, and Jadeyn, 23.

With about an hour left before polls closed on Tuesday, the precinct had about 30 voters. That was less than expected but Jayse and Jadeyn said it was still a good day.

Poll workers at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, from left, Jennifer Foss, Jayse Foss, Christina Wunderlich and Jadeyn Foss. Jennifer is the mom of Jayse and Jadeyn.

“I enjoyed myself,” Jayse said. He enjoyed talking to voters.

The best part of the day, Jadeyn said, “was having the experience with my mom and brother.”

Jennifer said she and her children vote in elections, including school board elections. Jennifer said she wanted to work at the polls because “I just want to be more involved in the (election) process.”

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Although she and the other three poll workers would have liked a higher voter turnout, “it’s been a good experience,” Jennifer said.

One of the highlights for her was the conversation between the four of them where they shared different opinions and common opinions, Jennifer said.

Written by: Badlands Classic Rock

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