Absentee voting will begin for registered South Dakota voters Friday, September 23, 46 days prior to the general election on Tuesday, November 8. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs expects a high turnout across South Dakota, “South Dakota always ranks in the top ten in the nation for voter turnout and we expect to have that trend continue in 2016.”

Registered voters can vote in person at their County Auditor’s office by bringing along a photo Identification Card (ID) like a driver’s license, nondriver ID, passport including a picture, tribal identification card including a picture, or student ID including a picture.  If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit.

All voters wishing to vote absentee by mail must fill out an application and have their signature notarized or provide a copy of their photo identification. For the absentee ballot request form click here.

To vote you need to be registered. To register to vote, fill-out the voter registration form, sign it and then submit it to your County Auditor. Your Voter Registration form must be received by the auditor 15 days before any election, October 24 this year. To register to vote click here.

To find your polling place, view your sample ballot or track your absentee ballot go here: South Dakota Voter Information Portal. To view your sample ballot or find your polling place on your smart phone download the Vote 605 App.


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