Early votting begins Friday in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registered voters have the option of early voting by mail or in person. Pennington County Auditor Julie Pearson said "absentee voting opens Friday, September 23 for the General Election to be held on Nov. 8, 2016."

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Registered voters in Pennington County may vote early in person beginning September 23 by visiting the Auditor’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm at the County Administration Building at 130 Kansas City Street, Suite 230 on Second Floor. Early voting locations also include the Hill City Finance Office for voters in the Hill City precinct; and the Wall Finance Office for voters in the Wall, Quinn, Creighton, Wasta, and Scenic(Caputa) precincts. The last day to vote early is Monday, November 7.

“To absentee vote by mail, voters must complete an absentee ballot application, sign it and either have it notarized or provide a copy of their photo identification card when returning it,” Pearson said, adding, “Applications are available in the office of the Pennington County Auditor as well as online at pennco.org or www.sdsos.gov. “Our office will then mail a ballot to the voter to be voted and returned by the voter.”

In case of military and overseas voters, applications can be transmitted via fax or e-mail as well as by postal mail. Uniformed and overseas voters may request to have their ballots sent to them electronically by using the website www.fvap.gov

The deadline to register to vote or to change your registration address or party for the General Election is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016.

“Our website pennco.org provides forms for voter registration and for an absentee ballot, as well as the link to the website for military voters,” Pearson said. “Voters can check their registration or track their absentee ballot by downloading the Mobile Vote 605 App or online at pennco.org or www.sdsos.gov through the Voter Information Portal, where a voter can view a sample ballot, verify their polling location, or track the status of their absentee ballot.”

Voters needing assistance may contact the Pennington County Auditor’s Office for information concerning polling place accessibility.

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