It’s Election Day!

It’s Election Day! The day we’ve been working toward is finally here. That means the real work is about to begin.

I hope everyone can cast their ballot today with a focus on the future and what it can hold. I can be your voice at the state Capitol in Pierre and represent what you want.

That is the entire idea behind “Government by the people, for the people.”

Many voters have been sharing their thoughts and opinions with me about what they would like to see happen in South Dakota and Lawrence County. I can make that happen for you. I understand that you haven’t been heard, that your wants are not being represented. I want to change that!

As we get excited about Election Day remember that your vote counts. I am ready to do the hard work to make change happen for you.

VOTE! Share your voting stories and pictures with me as we celebrate America and what it means to be an American by voting and taking your voice to the polls.

Happy Election Day Eve!

It’s the eve of Election Day and that means a lot is riding on all the hard work we’ve done to get here. Now it’s time to urge everyone to get to the polls to cast their ballot!

It’s important that your voice be heard, not just on Election Day but every day and I’m here to make that promise to you, that I am listening and your opinion matters.

My job as your State Senator for District 31 in Pierre is to represent your interests and what matters to you.

I hope you remember me, Sherry Bea Smith, when you cast your ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Vote for me and you will see change at the state Capitol.

We can work together to make your life the best it can be!


The Importance Of Voting

Last week I had the pleasure of taking my mom, Helen, to vote in Rapid City where she lives. Mom is 90 years old and the whole absentee ballot process seemed a little daunting to her. I am a big proponent of absentee voting as an option for those who are unable to get to the polls on Election Day or early voting.

She believes that being physically present at the voting booth has a certain appeal so I drove her to the polls for early voting.

My parents were always very involved politically and voting wasn’t viewed as an option, but as a duty and privilege that was taken seriously. Now I appreciate the value my parents put on the political process.

I am excited to help engage the younger generation apply the same value to the political process and see what a difference they can make as voters.

With just a couple of days before Election Day, it is more important than ever to vote and make your voice heard! This is the only way to preserve our Democracy.