Elevate Rapid City is committed to promoting business and quality in western South Dakota through a targeted spotlight on jobs, infrastructure, and overall quality of life in and around the Black Hills region and Rapid City metro area. Together, we strive to embrace the heart and soul of our community through diversified growth and strong professional opportunities advocating the strengths of the Black Hills.

Key dates to know: Rapid City Municipal Election - June 6, 2023 

  • Early/Absentee Voting begins May 22
  • Voter Registration Deadline – May 22

CLICK HERE to view your sample ballot, request an absentee ballot, or register to vote.

2023 Rapid City Candidate Forums

2023 Rapid City Candidate Forums Image

Rapid City Area School Board

May 17 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

David Lust Accelerator Building

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Rapid City Mayoral Candidates

May 18 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

The Dahl

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Rapid City Council Candidates

May 24 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

David Lust Accelerator Building

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2022 SD General Election

Voter Guide

In addition to voting for candidates at the Federal level, you will also have the opportunity to elect South Dakota state representatives. One senator and two representatives from each district serve as citizen legislators in Pierre. Elevate Rapid City contacted candidates to ask about their campaign platform, policy priorities, and how they plan to support and improve local business economic development. Click to download the guide and use it to assist your decision making on November 8.

Download Voter Guide

Voter Guide
2022 General Election

Business Toolkit

Business leaders play a key role in making voting convenient and accessible. This Election Employer Toolkit includes a few resources, sample language ideas, and tips to help encourage your employees to engage in the democratic process.


Business Toolkit

vote black hills logo Help us change the statistics! Commit to voting on June 6 and have your voice heard. Head to VoteBlackHills.com to sign the pledge to vote on or before June 6.

Average Voter Turnout

In Pennington County since 2014

17 votes
Determined an election