June 2, 2020


5:02:09:01.01.  Notice of testing automatic tabulating equipment. The notice of testing the automatic tabulating equipment shall be in the following form:


Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment will be tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes for all offices and measures that are to be cast at the Primary election held on the 2nd day of June, 2020.

The test will be conducted on the 29th day of May, 2020, at 9:00 o’clock a.m. at the following location: Fall River County Courthouse, 1st floor foyer.

Dated this 27th day of May, 2020.


/S/ Sue Ganje________________________

Person in charge of election

Source: 2 SDR 5, effective July 30, 1975; 6 SDR 25, effective September 24, 1979; 27 SDR 146, effective July 9, 2001.

         General Authority: SDCL 12-1-9(3).
         Law Implemented: SDCL 12-17B-5.



Absentee Voter Applications Going Out

The South Dakota Secretary of State office will be mailing absentee ballot applications to all South Dakota registered voters.  The applications will be mailed between April 17-24.  Voters are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible to allow for delivery and processing time.  Fall River and Oglala Lakota voters should send their application to:

Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Auditor
906 N River St
Hot Springs, SD 57747

State law requires that applications be notarized OR include a photocopy of an acceptable photo ID card.  Those without access to a photo copier can take a photo of their ID using their phone or camera and email the photo to [email protected]  or text the photo to 605-890-3020.  For additional questions contact the Auditor’s Office at [email protected] or 605-745-5130.

Applications for absentee ballots can also be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Full Secretary of State Press Release

County Rd 8/Slim Buttes Rd – Locked at Fall River County Border

Due to the lock down of Oglala Lakota County, County Road 8 (Slim Buttes Road) will be locked at the Fall River County Border. Residents of the road can contact Lynx Bettelyoun at 605-441-6261 for access information.

Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19

The FBI has issued a release on the increase in scammers attempting to use the COVID-19 crisis to steal your money and/or personal information.  The document link below lists the various schemes to be on the lookout for.