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City Election

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headline city election ballotThe April 14, 2020 election is for three of the nine City Commission seats.  City Commissioners are elected for a three year term.  Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions Friday, January 31, 2020.  Nominating petitions must be filed in the City Finance Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. 

Deadline for voter registration for the municipal election is March 30, 2020.  If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Yankton County Auditor at 260-4400. 

Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor's office, municipal finance office, secretary of state's office and those locations which provide driver's licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disables as provided by the Department of Human Services.  You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov.

Any voter who needs assistance, pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration.

Absentee voting begins March 30, 2020.  Absentee ballots may be cast at City Hall 416 Walnut Street from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday from March 30 - April 13, 2020. 

2020 Sample Ballot

To vote, you must either:

  • Present a photo ID, or if not able to do so,
  • Sign an affidavit which will be given to you.
Accepted forms of photo identification include any one of the following:
  • A SD driver license or non-driver ID card; or
  • A US government photo ID; or
  • A tribal photo ID; or
  • A current student photo ID from a SD high school or SD Accredited institution of higher education.

Election Day is Tuesday April 14, 2020.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Voting centers are located at:

  • City Hall - 416 Walnut Street
  • Fire Station #2 - 201 West 23rd Street

Election information and Petitions are available on the South Dakota Secretary of State's web site.

 

Yankton City Commission 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5221
(605) 668-5265 FAX

 

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