2018-19 Election Workshop Webinars upcoming

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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 Lisa@sdmunicipalleague.org. 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 Martinec@sdmunicipalleague.org or at 605-224-8654.

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