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The city of Deadwood is governed by an elected mayor and four city commissioners.
The city of Deadwood is governed by an elected mayor and four city commissioners.
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Deadwood - Government & Citizenship

The City of Deadwood is governed by a city commission that includes four elected commissioners and an elected mayor. Agendas and minutes are available online. 

The Deadwood City Hall is located at 102 Sherman Street. City departments for finance, police, historic preservation, archives, building inspection, planning & zoning, parks & recreation and public buildings are located in or adjacent to city hall. Online access is available to the City of Deadwood Municipal Code and other ordinances.

Budget

The City of Deadwood’s Budget is $18,707,596.00 for the 2017 financial year as stated by the Finance Officer, Mary Jo Nelson. For more information on the budget and other city finance initiatives call (605) 578-2600.

Elections

Lawrence County administers state and federal elections in the City of Deadwood. For the city's voting history, visit Lawrence County's Voter Information website. The site also provides information on how to register to vote and a map of voting precincts in the county.

A list of polling places in Lawrence County can be found here.

The residents of the city of Deadwood account for some precincts within Lawrence County. If you’re interested in viewing the results or voter turnout of recent elections, follow each link respectively.

More Information

Lawrence County is the home of the Black Hills Pioneer, a daily published newspaper. Established in 1876. This paper is the oldest business in West River South Dakota and the only locally owned newspaper in the territory. The Pioneer serves Spearfish, Lead, Deadwood and Whitewood in Lawrence County as well as Meade and Butte County.

The Rapid City Journal, a daily published newspaper based out of Rapid City, also provides printed news for Deadwood. The Rapid City Journal began on January 5, 1878, as the Black Hills Journal. The Journal is the daily newspaper of Rapid City.

Deadwood receives its televised news from KOTA and KEVN out of Rapid City.

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