Early voting begins in South Dakota

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 22.

Friday started the first day of early and absentee voting in South Dakota for the upcoming November Midterm Election.

A sign indicating people to register to vote stands at the Pennington County Administration Building on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

People can register at the Pennington County Administration building downtown, at the DMV or online. The public can now cast their ballot on a number of issues including an increase on tobacco taxes and choose the next Governor of the state.

The Pennington County Auditor’s office predicts there will be around 12,000 early voters. For staff at the auditor’s office, it’s all hands on deck.

“To get your ballots set, to proof ballots, to get them ordered,” said Cindy Mohler, the Pennington County auditor elect,” To get them here, to get everything ordered, to get the absentee ballots in the mail, for Lori Severson to get the board set so we have enough people working on election day, its a huge effort by our office,” she said.

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 22. For specific information about where to register and vote, call the auditor’s office at (605)0-392-21523.

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