Six Satellite Centers Offer Early Voting for Folks Far from Courthouse

Early voting is open at courthouses across the state. For folks far from a courthouse, South Dakota also offers six satellite early voting centers with varying schedules. Here’s the latest where and when for our satellite early voting centers, provided by the Secretary of State’s office:

  • Buffalo County: Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Hall, Fort Thompson; Tuesday through Thursday, October 4–6, 11–13, and 18–20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Jackson County: Crazy Horse School, T&T Building, Wanblee; Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Oglala Lakota County: SuAnne Big Crow Center, Pine Ridge; Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Pennington County: Wall City Finance Office, Wall; Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Pennington County: Hill City Finance Office, Hill City; Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Todd County: Todd County Building, Mission; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (last day November 3).

We’re still behind on providing equal voting access in Buffalo and Todd counties, but something is better than nothing. Neighbors, get out and use those early satellite voting centers!


5 Responses to Six Satellite Centers Offer Early Voting for Folks Far from Courthouse

  1. PlanningStudent

    A vote center is defined in law as a place where electronic pollbooks are being used. The correct term is satellite auditor’s office, or satellite absentee location… and you know how i feel about ‘early voting’…

  2. Planning, is that “voting center” definition South Dakota-specific? When was that definition adopted?

  3. PlanningStudent

    http://www.sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-1-3

    (14A) “Vote center,” a polling place when the precinct has been defined as the entire jurisdiction and an electronic pollbook is utilized;

    Its about 5 or 6 years old now. The term was adopted as part of the permanent enabling legislation for electronic pollbooks. It was used to differentiate from traditional polling places.

  4. Roger Cornelius

    I don’t really care what they are called, just get there and vote for Democrats.

  5. Ah, stations. That’s the word I want. Satellite early voting stations.