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SF City Election Brings Tough Preparation

April 1, 2014, 5:55 PM by Jared Ransom

SF City Election Brings Tough Preparation
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The race for Sioux Falls Mayor is heating up, City Council races are moving forward, and citizen groups are standing firm in their position on a number of key issues. Everyone is ready for April 8 to arrive.

"Ballots are ready to go, and now we're just working out the fine details and getting things delivered to the vote centers and just waiting for next Tuesday to get here," City Clerk Lorie Hogstad said.

Until then, Hogstad and her staff will be working to make sure Election Day runs smoothly. One of the ways they'll do that is by using election centers instead of voting precincts.

"We will have 13 vote centers that will be strategically placed throughout the city, and the citizens can vote at any one of those 13 vote centers. They don't need to vote where they live, they can vote near where they work, or on their way home or running errands," Hogstad said.

With the exception of a printing error on two absentee ballots, the path to Election Day has been uneventful, but a record number of issues have made putting the ballot together a challenge.

"They're long.  They're 17-inch ballots but we had to use that length to get everything on there and still make it readable for the voter. So that was probably the most difficult, getting everything on the ballot," Hogstad said.

But, she adds, that's a good problem to have because it's an indication that more people will be turning out to cast their vote.

To get an idea of where the voting centers will be set up in Sioux Falls, we have a link to a map on our Sioux Falls City Election page.

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