Early Voting for the City Election moved to 2nd Floor of Minnehaha County Administration Building


When I went to vote today I noticed an empty auditor’s office with directions to go to the 2nd floor (which I am sure is quite convenient for the elderly and handicapped 🙁 I asked the lady when I got there why it was on the 2nd floor she seemed bewildered and said that is the only place they had room (even though like I mentioned before, there was an empty auditor’s office). I was told later by a county official that they wanted to have people vote at the election center but that is currently being used by the equalization office because the administration building is being remodeled.

Let’s get things even more confusing for voters – and we wonder why no one shows up for muni-elections? There was also NO sample ballots available that I could see (I did not ask for one).

There was also this sign posted on the door of the building.


Not sure why a NON-city petition cannot be circulated while people are coming in to vote. I’m not even sure if they can legally restrict petitioners on public property.

This state, county and town is turning into a real fascist state.



9 comments ↓

#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.28.22 at 9:59 pm

I always vote on Election Day…. Rain, sun, sleet, or snow, I always vote on Election Day. Plus, I believe the rumor that those early ballots get thrown away or end up being used for scratch paper. AND, if God wanted us to vote early, then he wouldn’t make it convenient for us to vote at churches on Election Day. I also think that those early ballots get opened-up prematurely by “officials” and then are laughed at…. Early voting is nothing but an instrument of the communists, who want to destroy our democratic process with a process that is lengthened, distorted, and constrained by the inability to take back a vote once a scandal breaks out concerning one of your favorite candidates after you have casted your early ballot… Like fluoridated water, early voting is also a means to infiltrate our precious bodily fluids and mere existence, where the less dense experience of early voting makes it easier for “officials” to individually and unknowingly beam us with radiation, or other things as we enter the “voting center”, thus, weakening our souls, our liberty, and the magnetic strips on our credit cards and gift cards… Early voting is nothing but a plot dressed as a convenience, which actually strips us of our inalienable rights as a free people and as individual sovereigns.

#2 D@ily Spin on 03.29.22 at 8:12 am

There’s always some sort of obstruction when it comes to voting in city elections. This is an early indication of what to expect on Election Day. Hey, they’re creative and this helps to reduce voter turnout to those who can take the stairs.

#3 Mark Peterson on 03.29.22 at 1:08 pm

Gee, I wonder who cannot figure out those two elevators that are located just next to back entry into the building. cannot be that difficult to get to second floor. That is the way I always go up there. And I am past 70 years old.

#4 l3wis on 03.29.22 at 2:35 pm

What I cannot figure out is why do we have to change election locations every election? Maybe they can have the next early voting location in the boiler room?

#5 Very Stable Genius on 03.29.22 at 3:50 pm

Sadly, I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for 60+ years, and that’s an issue for another day. But what I don’t understand is why for 30+ years I voted at OG, but now in recent years its been OG, Church of the Good Shepard, Asbury United Methodist Church, Edison Middle School, and First Presbyterian Church. It’s like voting has become a guessing came. I’d call it Russian roulette, but do the Russians really hold elections?… Because aren’t they more like our local school board?

( and Woodstock adds: “I like it when they put two precincts at the same voting center”…. “That’s what I call a Mini-Me ‘Super Precinct’ with Dr. Evil intentions”… )

#6 Mike Lee Zitterich on 03.29.22 at 5:04 pm

I have to agree with Fear& Loathing, I am not a fan of voting early. Absentee Ballots have gotten to far removed from their ‘original purpose’ and are being used as political dogma in an ever changing political climate.

Absentee Ballots only were intended for 4 purposes –

a. Active Military on Leave
b. Where a Voter Could Prove they Out of Town;
c.
d.

I forget the 2 other reasons, but if YOU are physically able, and cold NOT prove you were anywhere but your district, you had to vote ELECTION DAY.

The only times I actually voted early, were times I served as a Poll Worker, the firsdt time was June 2020, and hte second time was November 2020. But then agian, I had to, cause I was UNAVAILABLE to vote on Election Day. And both times I voted within 3 days of the Election Date itself.

I find it weird how people wish to vote a full 3 to 5 weeks prior to an election, cause you never know what candidates will drop out or be there, let alone, in our case, the MAYORAL Candidates have not even debated each other yet – so I have not gotten to see them ask each other questions, let alone respond to each other.

The purpose of DEBATES is to see the Incumbents have their “voting records” challenged, I want to see them answer to their challengers to see how they respond a variance of topics, etc.

So far, only Paul Ten Haken has provided us a detailed Plan, Vision, and Budget, while David Zokaitas and Taneeza Islam have not presented to me any such plan, vision, nor budget.

I think I know what David Zokaitas wants to do, but it is not clear on what Miss Islam wants to do. She rarely speaks out on her agenda, although I believe it has something to do with “Shared Equity”.

The point is – HOW can you vote early prior to a debate, when you do not know what they believe in?

#7 l3wis on 03.29.22 at 5:28 pm

You both make good points and if you are a finicky voter and are undecided, you should wait until election day. I do enough research that it doesn’t bother me to vote early. Sometimes I do it very early like I did this time or right before the election. The main reason I got in the habit probably around 10 years ago is because they kept moving my precinct and how the elections were run. I just got fed up with it and vote early. My polling place is always the same. I don’t think we have ever had any fraud problems with absentee that is a made up Trumper conspiracy that is laughable. I just tell people to do what is most comfortable to them.

#8 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.29.22 at 6:24 pm

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#9 Good exercise on 03.31.22 at 3:20 pm

Good exercise Scott! I hope you parked far away as well to optimize your cardio. Maybe try some low carb beer as well, will help your Dunlop disease….u know, ur belly done lopped over your belt!