How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to Vote
Register to vote in South Dakota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for South Dakota
Only registered voters affiliated with the Republican Party may vote in its primary. Registered voters that are unaffiliated may vote in Democratic primary. See South Dakota Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! South Dakota’s state and congressional primary election will be on June 2nd. In order to participate in the Republican primary you must affiliate 15 days before the election. The Democratic primary accepts affiliated Democrats and unaffiliated voters.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: April 17th to June 1st at 3 p.m.
You can vote in person at your county clerk office from April 17th to June 1st at 3:00 pm, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than June 1st at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
Voter ID + Eligibility for South Dakota
Voter ID Requirements
If you do not bring your ID on Election Day, don’t worry. You may fill out a personal identification affidavit and still be allowed to vote.
Find out more about your rights in South Dakota.
You may pre-register for All Elections
You may vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election