Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in South Dakota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
The voter registration deadline for South Dakota is Oct. 19th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must request a ballot by Nov. 2nd at 5pm. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.
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.
Early Voting Dates: Sept. 18th-Nov. 2nd at 3 p.m.
You can vote in person at your county clerk office from Sept. 18th-Nov. 2nd 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 Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8pm on Election Day. A copy of your photo ID or, if you do not have one, a signed affidavit will be required when you vote by-mail.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.