Election Notices

The 2018 general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, from 7:00am to 7:00pm.  Absentee ballots will be available 8:00am Friday, September 21st through 5:00pm, Monday, November 5th.  Voter registration deadline is 5:00pm, Monday, October 22nd.  You may absentee vote in the Auditor's Office of the Miner County Courthouse, or request an absentee ballot by mail.  To check your voter registration, where your polling place will be on Election Day, and view your sample ballot, visit https://sos.sd.gov/Elections/VIPLogin.aspx.




            A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in all the voting precincts in Miner County.

            The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. central daylight savings time on the day of the election.

            The polling place in each precinct of this county is as follows:


1.         Miner County 4-H Exhibit Hall - Howard City Wards 1, 2, & 3; Clearwater, Howard, and Roswell Townships and Roswell and Vilas Villages; Henden, Adams,        Belleview, and Grafton Townships


2.         Canova Community Center - Vermillion, Canova, and Rock Creek Townships, Town of Canova,


3.         Fedora Fire Hall - Beaver, Clinton, and Miner Townships;


4.         Carthage Fire Hall - Green Valley, Carthage, and Redstone Townships and         Carthage City.


Any voter who needs assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may contact the county auditor at 605-772-4671 before the election for information on polling place accessibility for people with disabilities.




                                                                                    Susan Connor

                                                                                    Miner County Auditor



            Voter registration for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018, will close on October 22, 2018.  Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election.  If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the county auditor at 605-772-4671.

            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 disabled 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 Americans with Disabilities Act, may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration.   

                                                                                                            Susan Connor

                                                                                                            Miner County Auditor





            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 General Election held on the 6th day of November, 2018.

The test will be conducted on the 29th day of October, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the following location: in the Miner County Auditor's office, Howard, South Dakota.


            Dated this 17th day of October, 2018


                                                                                                            Susan Connor


                                                                                                            Miner County Auditor

                       INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTERS




Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person he or she chooses to help the voter vote.

Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting.

Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.


If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-772-4671 the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney.


Any person who is convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the right to vote. However, any such person may register to vote following the completion of the person's felony sentence.


Any person who is convicted of a felony on or before June 30, 2012, and who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Any such person so sentenced may register to vote following completion of the person's sentence. Further information is available at www.sdsos.gov.




Anyone who makes a false statement when voting, tries to vote knowing he or she is not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime.




Mailing Address:

Miner County Auditor

PO Box 86

Howard, SD 57349

Phone:  (605) 772-4671

Fax:       (605) 772-4203

Email: minerauditor@minercountysd.org


Physical Address: 

Miner County Courthouse

Park Ave. & Main St

401 N. Main St.

Howard, SD 57349

2nd Floor


Office Hours: 

8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

Monday - Friday


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