Current Election

Primary Election

The Primary Election is being held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

Please note, there are modified polling locations for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election:

  • Voters in Lead, Deadwood, Nemo and Rural #1 will be voting at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood.  
  • Voters in Spearfish Ward 1, 2 and 3, St Onge, Whitewood and Rural # 2 will be voting at the Park Pavilion in Spearfish

Please check the South Dakota Secretary of State Voter Information Portal or call the Lawrence County Auditor’s office at 605-578-1941 to find your current polling location.

Absentee Voting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office encourages all Registered Voters of Lawrence County to take advantage of absentee voting by mail by filling out the Absentee Ballot Request, and mailing it to PO Box F Deadwood SD 57732.

Important Notice: The SD Secretary of State’s Office will be mailing an absentee ballot application to all registered voters in South Dakota. Please see news release for more information.

If you want to confirm you are registered to vote, please check the South Dakota Secretary of State Voter Information Portal

The Lawrence County Auditor’s Office reminds you that you will need to provide an acceptable ID listed on the application. Acceptable forms of ID are: 

  • A South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver ID card 
  • A passport or other picture ID issued by the United States government,
  • A tribal photo ID, or a current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post-secondary education institution.

If you do not have access to a copy machine you may send a picture of your ID to 

If you should have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 605-578-1941, or check the Additional Voter Information on our website. 

If for some extreme circumstance you are unable to vote by mail, absentee voting is available at the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office Friday, April 17, 2020 through the close of business on Monday, June 1, 2020, An appointment will need to be made prior to entry into the building.

Authorized Messenger Request

Due to sickness or disability only the deadline for authorized messenger request is 3 p.m. on Election day. 

In South Dakota, the County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election

Voter Registration

The last day to register to vote or to change your voter registration information is May 18, 2020.