Voter ID
in South Dakota

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for South Dakota

Voter in South Dakota must show ID to vote. Below are accepted forms of ID:

  • 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

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

All voters are required to provide ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with application to vote by mail.

South Dakota voters must show valid photo ID when voting in person. Info here on what qualifies. When you apply to vote by mail, you must submit a copy of your photo ID or a notarized oath with your request. You do not need to send ID in with ballot, but signature comparison will be used to approve the ballot.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

Voters without ID, can sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot. If voting by-mail the voter may have to provide ID. If the voter can get their application notarized, they do not need to provide ID. If the form can not be notarized, then ID is required and the voter may submit one of the accepted photo IDs listed above. The voter does not need to send ID in with ballot, but a signature comparison will be used to approve the ballot.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

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