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Black Hills Area Local Elections

Are you ready to make your voice heard and shape the future of the Black Hills region? On June 6th, you have the power to do just that by participating in school and municipal elections.

Here in the Black Hills, we take our local elections seriously. We know the decisions made by our city and school leaders have a direct impact on our daily lives, from the quality of our schools to the vibrancy of our downtown. That’s why we’re asking that you pledge and show up to vote in 2023 local elections.
Voting isn’t just a civic duty; it’s an opportunity to connect with our community and shape its future. And here in Rapid City, we know a thing or two about the power of community. From the stunning natural beauty of the Black Hills to the vibrant downtown scene, we are a region that knows how to come together to get things done.

So let’s show the world that the Black Hills region is a community that cares, that is engaged, and that is ready to shape our own future. Let’s make our voices heard on June 6th, and let’s do it together as one united community.
Remember, your vote counts. 

2023 Black Hills Area Local Elections


Rapid City Mayoral Candidates

  • Ron Weifenbach
  • Laura Armstrong
  • Brad Estes
  • Jason Salamun
  • Josh Lyle

Rapid City Council Candidates

  • WARD 1:
    • Josh Biberdorf
    • Pat Jones
    • Jerry Long
  • WARD 2:
    • Lindsey Seachris (unopposed)
  • WARD 3:
    • Kevin Maher
    • Rob Keighron
    • Chad Lewis
  • WARD 4:
    • John Roberts
    • Valeriah Big Eagle
  • WARD 5:
    • Rodney Pettigrew (unopposed)

Rapid City Area School Board:

  • Area 4:
    • Gerald Harvey
    • Amy Sazue
    • Walter Swan Jr.
    • Karen Woods
  • Area 5:
    • Paul Lloyd
    • Christine Stephenson

To view your sample ballot, be sure to head to the Voter Information Portal. Recently moved? Learn more about voter registration in the Black Hills and South Dakota.

BOX ELDER – No 2023 local election.