You’ve most likely noticed in recent weeks an uptick in political candidates canvassing neighborhoods, tossing out candy in parades, and asking for your support — not just at the polls this fall, but also for the chance to place their sign in your yard between now and November 8th.
We are in the home stretch for the 2022 General Election, Moody County and if you’re unsure of the issues or the candidates that will be on the ballot, the Moody County Enterprise is in the process of pulling together a comprehensive guide to the candidates and issues.
Absentee voting, meanwhile, has begun. For those unable to make it to the voting booth or who simply want to avoid it but still make their voice heard, you can now request an absentee ballot. To do so, you must submit an application form and a copy of a valid photo identification card to the county auditor. Valid forms of ID include a South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver ID card, tribal photo ID, passport, or other picture ID issued by the United States government or a current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution.The application can be found at the county auditor’s office within the Moody County Courthouse, or online at sdsos.gov.
Your voted ballot MUST be received by your County Election Official on Election Day in enough time to deliver your ballot to your voting precinct before the polls close.
Locally, races will be for the Moody County Sheriff - Troy Wellman or Rob Neuenfeldt; Register of Deeds - Kris Grootwassink or Brittany Bennett, County Commissioner 1 - John Schiefelbein or Jerry Doyle; County Commissioner 3 - David Reker or Garnet Paulson along with District 25 State Senator Tom Pischke and State Representatives, Dan Ahler, David Kills a Hundred, Jon Hansen or Randy Gross (choose 2).
More on what else to vote for in the 2022 General Election in an upcoming Enterprise edition.