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Posted on: March 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Vote Early/Absentee by Mail in the April 14th Combined School/Municipal Election

Brookings City Hall

Voters can request an early/absentee ballot be mailed to them for the April 14th Combined Brookings Municipal / Brookings School Board Election.

Voting early/absentee by mail is easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Download and print the Absentee Ballot Application from one of the following websites: www.sdsos.gov or www.cityofbrookings.org .
  2. Return the original, signed application to the County Finance Office, or the City Clerk’s Office. Email copies cannot be accepted.
  3. Vote your ballot when it arrives by mail and return in the provided envelope as soon as possible. Be sure to place postage on the envelope.

“We want to ensure voters know the options they have to exercise their right to vote,” said Bonnie Foster, City Clerk and the City’s Election Official. “Voters are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this option by sending their early/absentee applications in now.”

The Combined School/Municipal Election is scheduled for April 14, 2020. Voters who do not vote early/absentee by mail, or early/absentee in person will be able to vote at any of the Vote Centers on Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Make sure you are registered to vote! You can check your voter registration online at www.sdsos.gov . Any registered voter may cast an early/absentee ballot in person or by mail. All voters will be required to show photo identification, which may consist of any of the following: SD driver’s license, non-driver ID card, passport or other picture ID issued by the US Government, tribal photo ID, or a photo ID by a SD post-secondary education institution.

For more information about the April 14th Combined School/Municipal Election, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 692-6281 or email bfoster@cityofbrookings.org .

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