Voting Information for Election Day

The District will use 13 vote centers in the September 18, 2018 bond election. Registered voters may stop at any of the 13 polling places on election day to cast their ballot. There is one question on the ballot which reads:

Shall the Sioux Falls School District 49-5, Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties, South Dakota, issue its negotiable general obligation school bonds in a principal amount not exceeding $190,000,000, issued in one or more series, bearing interest at such rates as may be determined by the schoolboard, payable and maturing from 1 and not to exceed 30 years after the date of issuance, for the purpose of financing a new high school, a new middle school, a new elementary school, additions and expansions to existing school facilities, land purchases, other school district improvements, furnishing and equipping same, and costs for the issuance of the bonds?

Instructions to the Voter:

To vote use a cross (X) or a check mark (Check Mark) in the square in front of "Yes" or "No".
DO NOT cast more votes than are allowed in each race.
A vote “YES” is in favor of issuing the bonds.
A vote “NO” is against issuing the bonds.
Shall the above proposition be approved and the bonds issued?

Vote Centers are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on September 18, 2018.

Absentee Voting by Mail Prior to Election Day

If you are unable to visit one of the 13 vote centers in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must request an absentee ballot application from the county in which they reside. That application is available below.

Those filling out the application must provide a copy of the Driver’s license, tribal ID, High School, College or University Student ID or a passport or other federal governmental ID. If they do not have a copy attached, then their signature must be notarized. The voter must also make sure they check the box that says they have lived in the District for 30 days in the past year. The absentee application must be sent to the county auditor’s office.

Lincoln County Marlene Sweeter
104 N Main, Ste 110 Canton, SD 57013-1703
(605) 764-2581
(605) 764-0134
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Minnehaha County Bob Litz
415 N Dakota Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104-2465
(605) 367-4220
(605) 367-7409
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In South Dakota, the County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5:00 pm the day before the election. Make sure you are registered before you apply to vote by absentee ballot. To ensure all deadlines are met, it is advisable that voters requesting a ballot by mail, do so by August 31st.

Absentee Voting by Messenger

In the event of confinement because of sickness or disability, a qualified voter may apply in writing and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger. An authorized messenger delivers the ballot from the qualified voter and then delivers the marked ballot to the District election official. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00 pm the day of the election.

Absentee Voting In-Person Prior to Election Day

The District is staffing an absentee voting location at the Instructional Planning Center (IPC) 201 E. 38th St. beginning Monday, August 20, 2018 from the hours of 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday, September 8, 2018, beginning at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Registered voters can vote in-person prior to election day by bringing along a valid photo identification card (ID), such as a driver’s license, tribal ID, high school, college or university ID or a passport or other federal government issued ID. If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must sign a personal identification affidavit and will vote a regular ballot.

Voter Registration Deadline

Voter Registration Forms must be turned in to the respective county auditor (either Lincoln County or Minnehaha County) no later than 5:00 pm on September 4, 2018.

The Vote Centers for this election:

1-1 Peace Lutheran Church 5509 W 41st Street
1-2 Memorial Middle School 1401 S. Sertoma Ave
1-3 Career & Tech Ed Academy 4700 W Career Circle
1-4 Maricar Community Center 400 N Valley View Rd
1-5 Oyate Community Center 2421 W. 15th Street
1-6 Asbury United Methodist Church 2425 S Western Ave
1-7 First Lutheran Church 327 S. Dakota Ave
1-8 Wesley United Methodist Church 1700 E. 6th Street
1-9 Kenny Anderson Community Center 3701 E 3rd Street
1-10 Morningside Community Center 2400 S. Bahnson Ave
1-11 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 5500 E. 57th Street
1-12 Faith Baptist Fellowship Hall 601 W. 57th Street
1-13 Instructional Planning Center 201 E 38th Street