Helpful Voting Links — South Dakota
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — 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.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As South Dakota has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — South Dakota
Voter ID Requirements — South Dakota
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver ID card
- A passport or other photo ID issued by the U.S. government
- A current student photo ID from a college or university in South Dakota
- Tribal identification with a photo
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.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — South DakotaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Sept. 23rd to Nov. 7th
You can vote in person at your county clerk office from September 23rd to Nov. 7th at 5:00 pm before the election, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 7th at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.