South Dakota

Voting in South Dakota 2016 Brochure

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Voter Registration Deadlines:

In Person: 15 days before Election Day. Monday, October 19, 2020.
By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day. Monday, October 19, 2020.
Online: N/A
Election Day Registration: N/A

 

South Dakota Voter Registration Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States,
  • Reside in South Dakota,
  • Be 18 years old by the next election,
  • Not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system,
  • Not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.

 

How to Register to Vote in South Dakota:

  1. Fill out National Voter Registration Form
  2. Sign and Date form. IMPORTANT.
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address provided.
  4. Make sure to be registered before the registration deadline.

 

South Dakota Absentee Ballots:

In Person: 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day. Monday, November 2, 2020.
By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day. Monday, November 2, 2020.
Online: N/A
*Received on Election Day
 *Any registered South Dakota voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

 

Absentee Voter ID Requirements:

You must include a copy of one of the following forms of photo ID with your absentee application form when you mail it:

  • South Dakota driver’s license
  • South Dakota non-driver ID card
  • Passport or other photo ID issued by the US government
  • Current student photo ID card from a South Dakota high school or postsecondary institution
  • A photo ID card from a federally recognized tribal government.

Alternatively, the application can be notarized.

 

South Dakota Early Voting Period:

Begins: 46 days before Election Day ( in-person absentee voting.) Friday, September 18, 2020.
Ends: Day before Election Day. Monday, November 2, 2020.

 

Election Day Voter Requirements:

You Must provide one of the following forms of Photo ID when you vote early or on Election Day.

  • South Dakota driver’s license,
  • South Dakota non-driver ID card,
  • US government photo ID card,
  • US Armed Forces ID card,
  • A current student photo ID card from a South Dakota high school or accredited college, university, or postsecondary institution of higher education,
  • Photo ID card from a federally recognized tribal government.

If you don’t have any of these when you vote early or on Election Day, you can fill out an affidavit confirming your identity and still be allowed to vote.

If you’re submitting an affidavit but are voting in South Dakota for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide ID when you registered, you should still bring a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you vote.

Native Vote Coordinator

Sign up to be a Local Native Vote Coordinator 

Chase Iron Eyes
Attorney
LakotaLaw.org
chaseironeyes@gmail.com

Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Ann Tornberg
www.sddp.org

Republican
Chair, Pam Roberts
www.southdakotagop.com

 

 

 

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