Elected Official: Geralyn Sherman

Mailing Address:
McCook County Auditor
PO Box 190
Salem, SD 57058

Phone: 605-425-2791


Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)

The county auditor is the keeper of county records and acts as a bookkeeper for county business. The auditor is responsible for scheduling county commission meetings, preparing the agenda, following up on commission decisions and preparing the county budget. It is the auditor's responsibility to audit bills or other claims against the county and prepare the vouchers in payment of these bills. The auditor is in charge of each county office budget, payroll and employee benefits, fixed assets records, insurances, and monthly and annual financial reports.

The county auditor 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, hiring and training election workers, ballot preparation, setting up automarksand ballot scanners, counting and canvassing of  ballots and reporting election results.

Part of the county responsibility is to provide for the needy. In this aspect, many county auditors are generally given the task for handling indigent health care.  Or rather, administering payment for medical services provided to people unable to pay for their treatment.