Saturday, May 31, 2008

Voting Information

Where do I vote? What's on my ballot?

If anyone asks this question, the easiest way to answer if you don't know already is to visit the South Dakota Secretary of State's web application:

  1. Enter your name, and birthdate
  2. you get voting place info and a sample ballot!

County Voting Links

Pennington County:
- visit
- Pennington County Interactive Voting Map
- Pennington County Auditor: (605) 394-2153.

Meade County:
- Precinct maps are posted here: (pdf | jpg))
- Meade County Auditor: (605)-347-2360

Lawrence County
- Lawrence County GIS Maps (online map of voting districts)
- Lawrence County Current Election page
- Lawrence County Auditor: (605)-578-1941

Custer County
- Custer County Voter Info page
- Custer County Auditor: (605) 673-8173

Fall River County
- Fall River County Auditor: (605) 745-5130

Monday, May 26, 2008

[PenDems (82)] Keeping tabs on the PenDem calendar

Pendemorandum (EXTRA)

We want you all to be up to date, but we don't want to bury you with Pendemoranda. There is a LOT going on between now and the upcoming June 3 primary. (For example, of how crazy it's getting, there are four or five calendar items that came right after the PenDemorandum went out today!) So we suggest that you:

  • Please vote early if you can this week!! You can get information on voting early and even download sample Dem party ballots for easier and quicker voting either today or on Election Day in Pennington County here: (If you're not in Pennington County, contact your local County Courthouse.)
  • Consider checking the current PenDem calendar between PenDemoranda, especially at busy times (like now, the week before the primary!). New events keep coming up! There are many ways to watch the calendar... Pick one of the following methods that works best for you...

    • Visit the PenDem home page: (Make your home web page this week!)
    • Bookmark this direct link to the calendar:
    • Google Calendar users can add the "Pennington Democrats" calendar to their personal calendar view.
    • The Pendem calendar can be "subscribed to" by many calendar programs (including Mac iCal and MS Outlook 2003) using this link (right click, copy link location): (ICS-link)

    • And here's the PenDem calendar RSS XML feed for the folks that are into that.

Thanks for all the things you do for Democratic values and candidates!

[PenDems (81)] Honoring our veterans by staying on track


Memorial Day Radio Address from Ohio Dem Congressional candidate John Boccieri
While our brave soldiers honor America by standing up and fighting for us around the globe, we must honor them by standing up and fighting for them here at home.

Thu May 29 Sen. Johnson Campaign at Prairie Edge
5:30-7:30pm, Prairie Edge, 606 Main Street, Rapid City
Contribution Requested; you can conveniently contribute ahead of time through ActBlue.
Please RSVP Melanie Hunhoff: (605) 339-9700,

Fri May 30 Sen Johnson Event, Rapid City
Sen. Johnson has been fighting hard for veterans recently.
He will meet with veterans officials at VFW, Friday, May 30th.
All are invited to the reception after the 10:30 am meeting.
The VFW hall is located at 420 Main Street.
More details here.

Tue June 3 Primary Night Party, 6:30p-10p at Dublin Square
Watch South Dakota returns on the big screen with fellow Dems. Munchies, no-host bar. The suggested $7.50 donation will cover costs and and supports local candidates.
More details and directions here:

Show Your Colors on Flag Day, Sat June 14
Pennington County Democratic Candidates are sponsoring Storybook Island for the day. Details in a future PenDemorandum.

June 26-28: South Dakota Democratic Party Convention
Cedar Shores Resort, Oacoma
Precinct Men and Women are automatic delegates this year! Don't miss this historic convention.
Download and send in your registration now!

Heritage Festival July 3-6
Mark your calendars for the Heritage Festival! We will need folks to help cover the booth and get our message out that
it's time to send more Democrats to Pierre! Ritchie Nordstrom is getting this organized and he needs our help!
Please sign up!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cinco de Mayo Pictures

Meade County's own Mack McGillivray emails:
Great pictures, thanks!

I would also like to thank Bethany, Jeff, and Dennis for coming and sharing their views as candidates.

Kimberly, I'm so sorry you couldn't make it, but Heidi and I enjoyed our "Tamale Construction" party Saturday night.

And, a big thank you to all of the rest of you Pen Dems for coming, you really helped put us over the top!

Take care,
Click below for more pictures:
Cinco De Mayo

Sunday, May 04, 2008

[PenDems (78)] This week

Obama Watch: Tue, May 6
Obama supporters will gather at 6pm Tuesday night at Thirsty's (819 Main, across the street and a bit west from the Radisson) to watch primary returns come in from North Carolina. There will be no charge to attend, just come on out and order some of Thirsty's wonderful food and brew!
605-399-2008 (Obama West River office) (sign up, and invite your friends!)

Kickin' in Hillary's Campaign: Wed, May 7
WEDNESDAY, May 7th, 11:30AM – 2PM
Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy Street, Room B
- Daphne Evans at 646-373-0948

Vote Builder and Coordinated Campaign: Fri May 9
VB and the CC are key to the 2008 Dem strategy. You'll be hearing
more about them as we move forward. Candidates and their
supporters are urged to come and learn more...
Friday, May 9th 11:30a-4p at the Rapid City Public Library
Mark those calendars! Questions: call Jane (347-8937)

Register Democrats now!
With the primary only four weeks away, it's an important time to make sure your friends and neighbors are registered to vote. Folks in South Dakota have until May 19 to register as Democrats if they want to help determine the outcome of the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Registering many Democrats now will put us in good stead for the fall (and the years to come)!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

[PenDems (76)] Friday events cancelled


Friday events cancelled
Due to severe weather, the Democratic Party First Friday Forum and Vote Builder Training have been cancelled for tomorrow.
The training on Vote Builder and Coordinated Campaign meeting HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED one week to Friday, May 9th 11:30a-4p at the Rapid City Public Library. Mark those calendars! Questions: call Jane (347-8937)

Pennington County Candidate Forum, Sat May 3, 9:30-11am

Meet the candidates for District 33, 34, and 35.
This Saturday morning, Canyon Lake Senior Center, Rapid City, 9:30am

Cinco de Mayo party Sunday May 4
After the blizzard, we warm it up with a party!
The Armory, Sturgis, Sun May 4, 12-4pm (let's carpool!)
Join us for lots of Mexican food, a jumping castle for the kids, and the Meade County Democratic candidates:

Pam Chalkley * Dennis Levin * Fred McPherson
Nyla Griffith * Kevin O'Dea * Dennis Finch
Jeff Nelsen * Kim Henderson * Gary Loudner

All the food and fun for $15, $30 for the whole family!
Questions: call Jane (347-8937)
Post the flyer! (download)