The City Council has been considering the adoption of a Home Rule Charter. In 2019, the City appointed a Home Rule Study Committee which researched home rule charters in existence in South Dakota and made a determination as to whether the City Council should pursue the matter. In February 2020, the City Council appointed a Home Rule Charter Committee to draft a charter for consideration.
The City Council received the report of the Home Rule Charter Committee at the July 6, 2020 meeting and voted to send the adoption of the Home Rule Charter to voters at the July 20, 2020 meeting. The Home Rule Charter is available here.
If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at Secretary of State website, or call the Clay County Auditor at 605- 677-7120.