School Board Elections

Marc Murren and Kate Serenbetz’s terms end on June 30th, 2024. Two (2), two-year terms will be up for the 2024 election. A resolution (action 39364) to transition to four-year school board terms passed on July 10th, 2023. Please see the resolution section for a more detailed explanation of this transition. 

Election Timeline

Action to be Taken


Set Election/Adopt Resolution

Nov. 27, 2023

Publish 1st Notice of Board Vacancy

Jan. 18, 2024

Publish 2nd Notice of Board Vacancy

Jan. 25, 2024

Nominating Petitions May Be Circulated/Filed

Jan. 26, 2024

Last Date to File Petitions/Withdraw

Feb. 23, 2024

Lots To Be Drawn (11:00 AM in IPC Foyer)

Feb. 27, 2024

Candidate Forum

March 13, 2024

Deadline for Voter Registration

March 25, 2024

Deadline to File Candidate Financial Interest Statement

15 days after filing petition

Ballot Must Be Available for Absentee Voting

March 25, 2024

Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report Due

March 26, 2024

Deadline to Vote Absentee in Person

April 8, 2024

Election Day

April 9, 2024

Review and Make Determination on Provisional Ballots Cast (if any)*

April 10, 2024

Canvass Election Results *

April 22, 2024

Elected Person to File Elected Official Financial Interest Statement**

April 25, 2024

Post-Election Campaign Finance Report Due

May 22, 2024

Elected Persons Take Office

July 8, 2024

 *Date Subject to Change.
**Elected Official Financial Statement is due 15 days after taking office.


Petitions are now available to be taken out and circulated for the upcoming School Board Election. Petitions can be picked up at the Instructional Planning Center during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you would like to go over the candidate packet in depth, please call (605) 367-7905 to make an appointment before coming to pick up your petition. The deadline for filing a nominating petition is February 23rd, 2024, by 5:00 pm

Voter Registration

You may register to vote in the annual election by completing a voter registration form and returning it to your county auditor.

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

Open through April 8th, 2024

415 N. Dakota Ave.
3rd Floor
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

If you are unable to cast a ballot on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must request an absentee ballot application from the county in which they reside.  

Registered voters can vote in-person prior to election day by bringing along a valid photo identification card (ID), such as a driver’s license, tribal photo ID, local high school ID, college or university ID from a South Dakota institution, or a passport or other federal government-issued ID. If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must sign a personal identification affidavit and will vote on a regular ballot.

In-Person Absentee Voting

The voter will present an acceptable form of identification

  • SD Driver License or nondriver ID card

  • US Government photo ID (passport, military, VA, FBI, Secret Service, IRS, etc)

  • Tribal photo id

  • A current student id issued from a SD high school or SD accredited institution of higher learning

Absentee Voting By Mail

An absentee ballot may be mailed to a registered voter of the Sioux Falls School District by sending an absentee ballot application to the county auditor’s office. The auditors will forward the request to the school district.

The applications may be mailed to:

Leah Anderson

Minnehaha County Auditor

415 N. Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Sheri Lund

Lincoln County Auditor

104 N Main Ave
Canton, SD  57013