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2018-19 Election Workshop Webinars upcoming

The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the final canvass – including question-and-answer sessions.


Anyone wishing to attend a webinar can download the registration form here and return it via email to Each webinar is limited to 100 participants and those who register to attend the webinars will be emailed the login and call-in information one week prior to each workshop date.


There will be five, free School Election Workshop webinars – including one more in December – scheduled to assist election officers in conducting elections with two different times scheduled, one at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) and another at 2:30 p.m. (CDT) with the length of the webinar varying; dates include:


Tuesday, March 5

  • Ballot Preparation
  • Who Can Vote – Voter Registration and Residency

Tuesday, March 12

  • Absentee Voting – Application, Voting In-Person or by Mail, UOCAVA Voters (walk through SOS handout)

Tuesday, March 19

  • Election Worker Training – you may use this to train your election workers.
  • Walk through the Precinct Manual as a guide on “What to do on Election Day.”

Thursday, March 21

  • What to ask your county auditor for (VR list, schools make sure to ask for all the counties your district covers)
  • What should you, as the person in charge of the election, do on Election Day?
  • Counting, Canvassing and Recounting – Provisional Ballots, Duties of Canvassers and Recount Process

Download the Circulating Nomination Petition instructions here and the 2019 School Election Calendar here.


If you have any questions about the in-person or webinar workshops, please contact Lori Martinec at or at 605-224-8654.

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