The Sioux Falls School District 49-5 conducted its annual Election in conjunction with the City of Sioux Falls on June 2, 2020, after being rescheduled from April 14, 2020, due to the CoVID-19 Pandemic. The polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Due to an unprecedented number of absentee ballots cast, results were not finished being tabulated until June 3, 2020.

The City and the District contract with the Minnehaha County Auditor to tabulate results. The Ballots were counted in the old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum on the 2nd Floor.

The Sioux Falls School District Annual Election - Official Returns

For a position on the Sioux Falls School District School Board (one Member to be Elected). With 67 of 67 Precincts Counted:

Candidate Votes Cast % of Votes
Cynthia Mickelson 14,818 69.77%
Sarah Stokke 6,420 30.23%

*The Returns will be canvassed at the School Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 8, 2020, at which time the returns became official.

Returns by Precinct

    Cynthia Mickelson Sarah Stokke
1-3, 5-10 Thomas A. Edison Middle School 272  86
1-4, 1-5 Active Generations 287  118
1-6 Sunnycrest United Methodist Church 255 105
1-9 Peace Lutheran Church 272 105
1-10 Sioux Falls First Church 216 143
1-11 First Evangelical Free Church 380  86 
1-12 Living Word Free Church 34  21
1-13 Central Church 86 61
1-14 Central Church 101 48
1-15 First Evangelical Free Church* - -
1-16 Central Church 50 42
1-17  Sanford Wellness Center (Tea-Ellis) 210 115
1-18* Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church -
2-1 Calvary Chapel Sioux Falls 457 108
2-2 Ronning Branch Library 517 165
2-3 Morningside Community Center 341 120
2-6 Morningside Community Center 307 138
2-7 Lord of Life Church 342 159
2-8 Ronning Branch Library 419 133
2-9 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 359  132
2-10 Faith Baptist Fellowship Hall 289 53
2-11 Faith Baptist Fellowship Hall 441 72
2-12 Linwood Wesleyan Church 196 47
2-13 Linwood Wesleyan Church 194 76
2-14 Eastside Baptist Church 726 291
2-15* Faith Baptist Fellowship Hall - -
2-16* Linwood Wesleyan Church - -
3-5, VP 4 908 Building 192 96
3-6 908 Building 145 99
3-9 MariCar Community Center 182 129
3-10 Memorial Middle School 394  161
3-11 Church at the Gate 265  108
3-12, VP6 MariCar Community Center 289 134
3-13 Kuehn Park Community Center 194 87
3-14 Career & Tech Ed Academy 231 127
3-15 St. Michael's Catholic Church 265 147
3-16 Memorial Middle School 331 150
3-17 Prairie West Library 325 124
4-1, 4-14 Sioux Falls Main Library 178 117
4-2 Emmanuel Baptist Church 160 87
4-3 East Side Lutheran Church 94 65
4-4 Wesley United Methodist Church 118 95
4-5 The Word of Life Pentecostal Church 127 79
4-6 Faith Lutheran Church 46 36
4-7, 4-8 Kenny Anderson Community Center 423 182
4-9 Grace Lutheran Church 159 110
4-10 Saint Lambert's Catholic Church 165 85
4-11 Wild Flower Presbyterian Church 209 88
4-12 Hilltop United Methodist Church 274 126
4-13 Grace Lutheran Church 136 73
5-1, 5-2 Carnegie Town Hall 254 137
5-3 USF Cleveland Professional Development Center 67 53
5-4 DakotAbilities 249 118
5-6 Hope Lutheran Church 256 121
5-7 All Souls Church 208 75
5-8 Instructional Planning Center 294 114
5-9 Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 87 54
5-10 Edison Middle School 141 69
5-11 Calvary Chapel Sioux Falls 130 57
5-12 Instructional Planning Center 219 65
5-13 Instructional Planning Center 223 103
5-14 USF Cleveland Professional Development Center 166 111
5-17 St. Mark's Lutheran Church 178 71
5-18 Faith Family Church 215 143
5-19 St. Mark's Lutheran Church 170 59
5-20 Oyate Community Center 180 97
5-21 Trinity Baptist Church 146 44
Total 14,818 6,420 

A turnout of 26.39% of 29,111 registered voters cast ballots of  the 109,809 Registered Voters for the 2020 Joint City/School Election

*Precinct outside School District Boundaries

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