Due to COVID-19 mitigation strategies that restrict school building access, the 2021 school board election has been moved from the traditional April date to June 15, 2021. Two school board positions will be up for election. The 3-year positions, with duties to be assumed in July 2021, will be vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of Troy Randall and Jacque LeBrun.
Petitions may be circulated between April 6th and May 7th and must be filed with the business manager no later than May 7, 2021, at 5 p.m. Nominating petitions, along with information on how to circulate a petition, will be available in the school district business office at 1216 Garfield Avenue.
Voter registration for this election will close on June 1, 2021. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered in the Dell Rapids School District 49-3, you can check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the county auditor at (605) 367-4220 in Minnehaha County or (605) 997-3161 in Moody County.
Voter registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, secretary of state’s office, and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. All precincts will vote at the Dell Rapids Middle School/High School, 1216 N. Garfield Ave., Dell Rapids SD. Absentee voting by mail or in-person will be available beginning May 28, 2021. In-person absentee voting will close at 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2021. For more information on the election, contact the school business office at 428-5473, option 1.