State of South Dakota Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at public assistance agencies
  • at military recruitment offices
  • at driver's license stations and some other government offices

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day. Bring your ID with you when you vote on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Voters may apply for and cast absentee ballots in their local county Auditors Office as soon as absentee voting period begins. Bring your ID with you when you vote early.

For exact hours of in-person absentee voting contact your local office

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot beginning 46 days prior to a primary or general election. Include a copy of your ID with your absentee application form when you mail it.

General Information