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Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:31 AM

Do Voter Rolls and Residency Matter?

Registered voters at vacant lots, power substations, hotels, office buildings, parking lots, and empty houses and single day residency...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:31 PM

WE NEED YOU - Help Prevent Nursing Home Voting Shenanigans

While there have been reports that the law was not followed in the past, in preparation for this upcoming general election, the Minnehaha County Auditor’s Office is taking steps to conduct general election retirement home voting in compliance with the law. Specifically the Auditor has asked nursing facilities to arrange a time when his staff can oversee the voting. 

The law also says “Any political party … may assign a person to accompany the auditor's representatives…” 

This means you have an opportunity to GET INVOLVED. Here are the available times:
- Fri. 9/30, morning or afternoon
- Wed. 10/5, morning
- Thur. 10/6, morning
- Fri. 10/7, afternoon
- Wed. 10/12, morning
- Thurs. 10/13, morning
- Mon. 10/17, morning or afternoon
- Tue. 10/18, afternoon
- Mon. 10/24, morning or afternoon

To help out, please contact Maggie Sutton( with the time block(s) you are available.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:31 AM

GET INVOLVED: Retirement Home Voting Oversight

South Dakota law says: 

12-19-9.1. Nursing facility, assisted living center, or hospital having multiple absentee ballot requests.

If there is any nursing facility, assisted living center, or hospital, as defined in § 34-12-1.1, within any county from which there might reasonably be expected to be five or more absentee applications, the county auditor shall notify the person in charge of that facility and the chair of the county central committee of each party and any other person who has filed a request to be notified of the date and time at which representatives of the auditor's office will be present to assist the residents of that facility to vote, utilizing the absentee procedure. Any political party, independent candidate, and nonpolitical candidate may assign a person to accompany the auditor's representatives. 

This means you have an opportunity to GET INVOLVED as the person that accompanies the auditor's representatives. 

Supervised retirement home voting in Minnehaha County begins Friday, September 30 and continues until October 24. 
- Fri. 9/30, morning or afternoon
- Wed. 10/5, morning
- Thur. 10/6, morning
- Fri. 10/7, afternoon
- Wed. 10/12, morning
- Thurs. 10/13, morning
- Mon. 10/17, morning or afternoon
- Tue. 10/18, afternoon
- Mon. 10/24, morning or afternoon

The person in charge of coordinating people to accompany the auditor's representatives is the County Chairwoman, Maggie Sutton. Maggie can be reached at If you would like to help out, please contact Maggie today. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:28 AM

Retirement Shenanigans

Everyone wants their vote and the votes of their loved ones correctly recorded and counted. Recent accusations of retirement home voting fraud have raised concern about South Dakota nursing home voting procedures. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:04 PM

Customers Matter

Have you ever felt like pulling your hair out while you waited "forever" to get a simple question answered?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Before you speak or write, listen.

Communication is more than speaking or writing. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:52 AM

Election charades?

Election issues only occur in places like Pennsylvania and Arizona. Right?

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:54 AM

Election truth?

Is the constant hubbub about election integrity justified?

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:52 PM

The Minnehaha Spending Mystery

Even an experienced sleuth might have trouble deciphering the county budget.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:56 AM

Communication is Key

Words can build trust, inspire team members, and provide transparency....

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:15 PM

We're Adding More Social Media Platforms

We're adding more platforms to ensure that our message gets out to the voters. If you're on one of these sites, please follow 'LEAH FOR AUDITOR' and ask your followers to do the same. Thank you!

Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:07 PM

Auditors - Not just a bunch of nerds

What is the County Auditor SUPPOSED to do? Leah Anderson, the Republican Candidate for Minnehaha Auditor, gives us a PSA so we know what to look for in November.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:50 AM

Election Problems in South Dakota?

Right or wrong? Election problems only occur in places like Arizona and Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:33 AM

How does Minnehaha County spend our tax dollars?

Each year Minnehaha County approves a budget. Learn more about the budgeting process and how you can get involved in how your tax dollars are spent.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 8:38 AM

What does the Minnehaha County Auditor Do?

County auditors in South Dakota have a lot of responsibility. They not only run elections, but also provide financial oversight for their counties. Communication, accounting, auditing, customer service, records management, dispute resolution, and crisis intervention are all part of the day to day job.

Saturday, April 16, 2022 5:42 PM

Transparency Lacking in Minnehaha County Use of "Zuckerbucks"

South Dakota received $255,231.00 from the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and of that total, Minnehaha County received $91,266.00. Minnehaha County Auditor, Ben Kyte, was asked what that money was used for, and there has not been any transparency or detail provided. Vote for election integrity and transparency on June 7th!

Friday, March 11, 2022 7:25 PM

Dr. Douglas Frank to Speak on Election Integrity

Dr. Douglas Frank is the physicist, chemist and mathematician who discovered an algorithm that allegedly impacted the 2020 U.S. Elections. Dr. Frank will speak about "Election Integrity and Analyzing the 2020 Election" on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Thunder Road Entertainment complex at 201 N. Kiwanis Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD. The Program will begin at 7:30 PM. 

Leah for Minnehaha Auditor
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