The election deadline is this coming Tuesday, and the Custer County Clerk’s Office has some deadline information.
For starters, do not mail back ballots after October 25. County Clerk Kelley Camper states that, “and even then, you are taking a chance we may not receive your ballot in time to be counted.”
Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at the Custer County Court House located at 205 S. 6th Street. There is a 24/7 secure ballot drop-off point on the east side of the courthouse as we. Ballots are due back no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2.
The Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) will be open in the County Building from Monday, October 25 through November 2. The hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters can go to the VSPC to deposit their ballot, get a replacement ballot, vote on the voting machine, update voter information, and register to vote. They also have sample ballots and extra blue books on request.
4,299 ballots were mailed out to Custer County registered voters. As of October 20, the clerk’s office reports 4,303, registered voters. Party affiliations is as follows: American Constitution – 15, Voting – 1, Democrat – 551, Green – 12, Libertarian – 40, Republican – 2,130, and Unaffiliated – 1,554.
– Jordan Hedberg