The general election is Nov 3, 2020
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

Mon Nov 2, 2020 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Oct 19, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM
Mon Nov 2, 2020 5:00PM

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 a resident of South Dakota
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in South Dakota if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
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:
  • 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?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to 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
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you are registered to vote in South Dakota, you are required to show 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

The info on this page is for:

South Dakota Voter Info

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