Voting In South Dakota

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 22, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all South Dakota voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Auditor. Voters can also register in person at a County Auditor's office, DMV, City Finance office, Public Assistance Agency, Dept. of Human Services, or Military recruitment office.

DEADLINE: Fifteen (15) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all South Dakota voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in South Dakota.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Registered voters who move, but do not update their address must vote in their old polling place connected with their old address. Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. Voters may be asked, but if ID is not presented a voter can provide their address and sign an affidavit.

Absentee Voting?

YES. South Dakota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a request form that can be mailed or hand delivered to your County Auditor.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by 5pm the day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. South Dakota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. South Dakota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Auditor's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins forty-five (45) days before Election Day and ends at 5:00pm the day before Election Day.

Voters should bring a valid photo identification Card (ID). However, if a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all South Carolina voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in South Dakota should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in South Dakota.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in South Dakota.

Felony conviction?

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, parole, or probation for the conviction. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.