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Ballots still being counted in OST tribal primary election

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Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Board Chairman Francis Pumpkin Seed said 60 percent of the nearly 3,000 registered voters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation went to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot in the tribe’s primary election. For the president and vice president offices, the top two vote getters will appear on the November ballot. The six candidates receiving the most votes in Pine Ridge Village District and four candidates receiving the most votes in the eight other respective districts will advance to the general election.