Early voting opens in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Early voting began Monday for the Rapid City Area Schools nearly $190 million bond proposal.

Members of the School Board and leaders of the “Vote Yes” campaign held a pep rally to get people out to cast their ballots. The campaign encourages people to vote in favor of the bond.

If passed, the bond will pay for renovating and replacing schools in the district to keep pace with expanding enrollment numbers.

“We’re encouraging people just be aware they have 30 days to weigh in on this issue starting today anyone can go to the county auditors office between the hours of 8 and 5 and cast their vote. Their vote is really important in this local special election,” said Val Simpson the co-chair of the campaign.

Supporters say the bond is a solution for school overflow, safety concerns, and enhancing the quality of education.

Some voters have concerns about the cost and taxes in the long run, which makes the outcome of the vote unpredictable.

Early voting ends February 24th, and polling stations for the special bond vote will be open throughout Rapid City on the 25th.


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