April 24, 2018
To accommodate the voters of Meade County in the upcoming June 5th, 2018 Primary Election we are relocating the Sturgis Community Center polling place for the following precincts:
East Sturgis #1, Northeast #1A, Southeast Sturgis #2, South Sturgis #2A, Central Sturgis #3, West Sturgis #4, Southwest Sturgis #4A, Northwest Sturgis #5, Sturgis #5A, Tilford #6, Rural Sturgis #7, Harmony #8, Bear Butte #9.
The new location will be in the west gym at the Sturgis Brown High School, 12930 SD Highway 34, Sturgis SD. This is due to the Sturgis Community Center being booked for another event. While we know relocating can be confusing, we are making the move as easy as possible with the setup in the west gym exactly like the Sturgis Community Center. Precinct tables/workers will have the same arrangement as in the Community Center. Large signs will be hung overhead to direct you to your polling precinct. We will still have information workers available at the high school if you are not sure where to go. Your vote, your privacy, ease of movement within the facility and parking are important to us, which is why the move was made for this primary election.
Also, to make the transition easier before you head to the polls, did you know you can see a sample ballot on line? If you would like to vote early, absentee voting started April 20th at the Meade County Auditor’s Office located at 1300 Sherman Street, Sturgis SD. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or you can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you by filling out the application and mail it back to us. It is that easy!
The November 6th, 2018 General Election will be moved back to the Sturgis Community Center and we will be working with the City of Sturgis on future contracts to have the polling place stay at the Community Center.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and would appreciate any feedback to make our election process an easier one.
Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
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