The County Auditor as the clerk of the County Commissioners is required to keep an accurate record of official proceedings and preserve all documents, books accounting records, and maps. The Auditor schedules appointments, prepares the agenda, and prepares the legal notices required for publishing.

The County Auditor is in charge of the accounting functions for the county. These include: accounts payable, payroll and employee benefits, fixed assets and inventory records of county property, prepares monthly and annual financial reports, assists the County Commissioners with annual budget, calculates the tax levies for all taxing entities in the county and apportions the taxes collected by the Treasurer.

The County Auditor is the Election Supervisor for the county. Election duties include voter registration, securing polling places, ballot preparation, set-up of automarks and election scanner, appoint and train election workers, canvass and report election results, and issue certificates of election.

Staff

Paula Barrick

Auditor State law requires completed absentee ballot applications to be notarized or include a photocopy of an acceptable photo identification card. Voters may take a photo of their ID (driver's license or non-driver ID card, tribal photo ID, passport, or other picture lD issued by the United States government, or a current student photo lD issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution) and email it to the Auditor at: lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov

Erin Tisdall

Deputy Auditor Send an Email

Crissy Longe

Deputy Auditor Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Auditor
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7600
Fax:
605-256-7622

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)

Announcements

ELECTION NOTICES
Thursday, May 19, 2022

A number of public notices were posted today related to the Primary Election, including Notice of Primary Election, Notice of Testing Automatic Tabulating Equipment, 2022 Statewide Ballot Measure, Instructions to the Voters, and Sample Ballots. Please visit the election page here to view the notices.

County Offices Closed - 5/30/2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.

May - License Plate Renewal H/I/O
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with H or I or O.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 5/24/2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for June Planning Commission meeting.

Absentee Voting Begins - 4/22/2022
Friday, April 15, 2022

Absentee voting begins on 4/22/2022 for the Primary Election on 6/7/2022.

Notice of Primary Election - 6/7/22
Thursday, April 7, 2022

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in all the voting precincts in Lake County. The election polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. central time on the day of the election. Click here to view the entire notice.

Notice of Deadline for Voter Registration
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 7, 2022 will close on May 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Please click here to view the entire notice.

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