Staying Healthy as You Exercise Your Right to Vote: Vote Absentee by Mail in the City/School Election

Voting absentee by mail is an option for eligible voters to cast their ballot. In the few easy steps below, voters can request an absentee mail ballot for this year’s combined City of Sioux Falls/Sioux Falls School Board Election.

Voting absentee by mail is easy and convenient:

  1. Ensure you are registered to vote! You can check your registration online through the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal. The portal can be found at www.sdsos.gov or by going to www.siouxfalls.org/election.
  2. Download and print an Absentee Ballot Application from one of the websites above. Mail or deliver your original, signed application to your County Auditor. Email copies will not be accepted. For Lincoln County voters: Lincoln County Auditor, 104 North Main Street, Ste. 110, Canton, SD 57013. For Minnehaha County voters: Minnehaha County Auditor, 415 North Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
  3. Vote your ballot when it arrives by mail and return it in the provided envelope as soon as possible. Important: Although absentee applications are submitted to your applicable county auditor, all voted absentee mail ballots for the April 14 City/School Election will be returned to the Minnehaha County Auditor. Be sure to place postage on the envelope.

“We want to ensure voters know the options they have to exercise their right to vote in the April 14 City/School Election,” said Tom Greco, City Clerk and the City’s Election Official. “Voters are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this option by sending their absentee applications in now.”

“Each person in the community has a role to play in slowing the spread of coronavirus,” said Jill Franken, Public Health Director. “People that are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, older people and people with chronic health conditions may want to consider absentee voting as a mean to avoid crowds.”

The City of Sioux Falls Municipal/Sioux Falls School Board Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Voters who did not vote absentee by mail or absentee in-person will vote at their assigned precinct polling place on Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about the Tuesday, April 14 Election, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 367-8080 or sfelections@siouxfalls.org.

For information on COVID-19, visit covid.sd.gov or call (800) 997-2880

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