You can only vote for candidates running in the ward where you live, except for the Mayor which is a city-wide election.
Sample ballots will be available at City Hall and on the City website by March 26. Absentee ballots will be accepted at the City Finance Office starting March 26. Absentee voting will cease at 3:00 pm on Election Day.
Polls will be open at the Sturgis Community Center, 1401 Lazelle Street, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. All voters are required to show a valid photo ID at the poll.
South Dakota has in-person, absentee voting and absentee voting by mail.
To vote in-person absentee: Beginning
46 days before a Primary and General Election, and at least 15 days
before any other election, any registered voter may request an absentee
ballot from the City Finance Office during regular office hours up to
5:00 p.m. on the day
before the election. Photo identification is required when voting
To vote absentee by mail: Complete an Absentee Ballot Application Form and return it to the City Finance Office located at 1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis SD 57785. When absentee voting becomes available, a ballot will be sent to you. Absentee ballots must be returned to the City Finance Office prior to 5:00pm on April 11.
To Vote In Person on Election Day: The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Sturgis
Community Center located at 1401 Lazelle Street. All voters must show valid proof of
identification at the poll.
The acceptable forms of photo ID are:
- A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver ID card;
- A passport or other picture ID issued by the United States government;
- A tribal photo ID; or
- A current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post secondary education institution.