Legislature SHOULD allow communities to decide if they want to have April 14th elections

The SD State Legislature decided to meet electronically for veto day, which is a good. It is also more proof that the municipal and school board elections across the state should be postponed, or at least give communities the option to decide. That is what Minnehaha County Auditor said during yesterday’s County Commission meeting. Basically if the Legislature makes a decision on the election, they would pass a bill that would allow communities to decide for themselves if they wanted to hold the election on April 14th, which I think is a great idea. There are roughly 70 communities that are planning a April 14th election across the state. Litz basically said in smaller, less populated cities, they would probably be okay with holding an election, but bigger cities like Sioux Falls may have issues with it. Bob also said that he could easily combine the city/school election ballot with a 2-sided primary ballot.

I’m still on the fence about it. I think we need to see where we are at with the Corona Virus in couple of weeks before we decide. We also don’t know what it will be like in June. I think if communities are given the option to decide for themselves, they should do it on April 6th.


#1 scott on 03.25.20 at 6:40 pm

the election will be held whenever count jensen’s puppet masters think he has the best chance of winning.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.25.20 at 8:57 pm

Trump’s four year as president and we starting to talk about if and when elections are going to happen. That’s not a good sign.

#3 How COVID-19 changed the world.... on 03.26.20 at 3:00 am

Soon, we will have are first legislative day via video-conferencing. Thus, Pierre will soon be like BlockBuster. Pierre hookers will retreat to Ft. Pierre bars. Ft. Pierre economic developers will seize the moment with Ft. Pierreians naively become condescending. Grass will grow throughout the cracks on Highway 83. Hipster political interns will be run out of town. Even many Republicans will leave, too. The Capitol grounds’ artesian fame will be the only light left in the city. The mansion fence will never be built. So, Kennedy will move back to Hamlin County. The woman’s prison will seriously inflate the town’s population. Hemp will grow wild throughout the city. More horses then cars on Main. Mountain Time will be in vogue once again. The State Capitol will begin to offer a Mayan curiosity. The mall will lose its only store, with the dam being the only real damn thing left. And bureaucrats, lobbyists, and the often few Democrats will ask, as always: “Why are we here?”

#4 D@ily Spin on 03.26.20 at 10:02 am

The legislature should pass recreational marijuana. Then we’ll stay home. It’s a relief it’s legal in California. If they’re suffering from the virus it’s easier. We don’t have pot and Cheesecake Factory won’t deliver munchies from Omaha.