Early voting is Underway in South Dakota, You Can Do It Too!
We're in the homestretch of Election 2016. Election day is Tuesday, November 8. Polls in South Dakota will be open that day from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM local time (and remember, if you’re in line by 7:00 PM you will still allowed to vote).
You can also vote early at your county auditors office until November 7. Any voter registered in South Dakota can vote before Election Day with an in person absentee ballot. (Check your registration info here).
In South Dakota absentee voting/early voting continues until the day before election day, November 8 (Your County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5:00 PM the day before the election).
Registered voters can vote in person once Absentee Voting begins at their County Auditor’s office by bringing along a valid photo Identification Card (ID). If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal Identification affidavit and vote on a regular ballot. -South Dakota Secretary of State's Office
The County Auditor for Minnehaha County is in the Minnehaha County Administration Building in Sioux Falls at 415 N Dakota Ave.
The County Auditor for Lincoln County is in the the Lincoln County Administration Offices in Canton, SD at 104 N. Main Street.
Bring one of the following with you when you vote early or on Election Day, or include a copy with your absentee application form when you mail it:
- A South Dakota driver’s license
- A South Dakota non-driver ID card
- A US government photo ID card
- A US Armed Forces ID card
- A current student photo ID card from a South Dakota high school
- A current student photo ID card from an accredited college, university, or post-secondary institution of higher education
- A photo ID card from a federally recognized tribal government
If you don’t have any of these, you can fill out an affidavit confirming your identity and still be allowed to vote