The time is now to get registered to vote. Really, it is now! That’s because the voter registration deadline is today, Monday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
South Dakota’s secretary of state is encouraging state residents to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election.
This year, voters will to decide races for governor, U.S. House and state attorney general, not to mention other statewide offices and the Legislature. There are also five measures on the ballot.
And a big election in District 31- State Senate! I have been talking to you via door-to-door conversations, along with meet-and-greets all around the Black Hills.
I realize what is important to you and I want to represent you in Pierre.
What you are telling me is that you don’t think your interests are being represented. I believe that some of us have forgotten what it means to be truly represented at the state Capitol: your representatives are just that– your representatives meant to do what you want them to do.
That is what I am promising. Many of you are telling me that you don’t think your opinions are being fairly and accurately represented in the state Legislature.
That is what I want to change.
Remember Sherry Bea Smith at the polls Nov. 6. Early voting is underway and there is no time to waste in registering to vote! I can’t wait to be your voice in Pierre.
Residents must fill out and sign a voter registration form and get it to their county auditor’s office by 5 p.m. today (Monday, Oct. 22).
Current registered voters can confirm their registration status at the Secretary of State’s office voter information portal. Once there, voters can look up their polling place and view a sample ballot.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says South Dakotans value their right to vote and appreciate the freedom to voice opinions at the ballot box. Take advantage of that now!