September 21, 2020

Courthouse Closed – Labor Day

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday September 7th, 2020. The courthouse will resume normal hours on Tuesday September 8th, 2020.

Courthouse Closed – 4th Of July

The County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed on Thursday July 3rd, 2020 in observance of the holiday. Normal hours of 8am – 5pm will resume Monday July 6th, 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

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