Many candidates headed to the polls Tuesday morning; Public Utilities Commissioner candidates Kristie Fiegen and Matt McGovern voted in Sioux Falls Tuesday morning.
It's been a long nine months of campaigning for both candidates, but recently their race has become very heated.
Both candidates had some heated television campaign ads, with McGovern attacking Fiegen's involvement with Xcell Energy and Fiegen criticizing McGovern's recent name change and move to South Dakota.
McGovern said he was still on the campaign trail Tuesday morning, stopping at a McDonald's to speak with voters before he voted at Active Generations polling place.
Fiegen made her Tuesday morning vote a family affair, bringing her two middle school sons along to teach them about the voting process.
Both candidates say they have had a great time campaigning, but they're excited to see the results Tuesday night.
"We have worked nine months continuously on this campaign. We have traveled 60,000 miles so we are excited for this day, excited to see the results and excited to see what South Dakota voters do," said Fiegen.
"I'm doing great, we've been looking forward to this for a long time, we've been running this marathon since march, so today we find out whether we get across the finish line first," said McGovern.
Both candidates encouraged those who haven't voted to get out to the polls and vote while there is still time.
We'll be following this race tonight and will keep you posted with results as they come in when polls close at 7:00pm this evening.