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: 2024 Primary Election - June 4, 2024

  • Early/Absentee Voting begins April 19
  • Voter Registration Deadline – May 20

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


2024 General Election - November 5, 2024

  • Early/Absentee Voting begins September 20
  • Voter Registration Deadline – October 21

2024 Candidate Events

2024 Candidate Events Image

Legislative Candidate Meet and Greet

May 14 | 4:30 - 7:00 PM


The Dahl Arts Center

Rapid City Area School Board and Pennington County Commissioner Forum

May 22

David Lust Accelerator Building

2024 SD 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 June 4 and November 5.

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