South Dakota Voter Info

The general election is Nov 5, 2024.
South Dakota, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, South Dakota!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Early Voting

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Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in South Dakota if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Have been a state resident for at least 30 days prior to the election
You are NOT eligible to vote in South Dakota if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote
You are able to pre-register:
  • if you will be 18 by Election Day
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Valid South Dakota Driver's License
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who moved out of South Dakota to attend school elsewhere, and who intend on moving back after graduating, should not have a problem registering and voting in South Dakota. Students attending school in South Dakota should be able to register and vote at their school address if they have no current plans to move from that address.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in South Dakota you should provide:
  • Your South Dakota Driver's License Number
  • Your South Dakota non-driver ID number
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you are registered to vote in South Dakota, you are required to show photo ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid South Dakota Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid South Dakota Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid US Passport

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South Dakota Voter Info

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