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South Dakota Primary Election
Tuesday, June 5th
What is this Election?
Primary elections are held to narrow the selection of candidates before the General Election.
What is the next election?
The South Dakota General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 6th.
Register to Vote in South Dakota
When do I need to register to vote in South Dakota?
South Dakotans must have been registered to vote by Monday, May 21st.
How do I register to vote in South Dakota?
Am I already registered to vote?
You can check your current registration status online.
Who can register to vote in South Dakota?
To register as a voter in South Dakota, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of South Dakota
- Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
- Not have been officially found mentally incompetent
- Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction*
* If you've been convicted of a felony, you may still be able to vote. See the official guidelines.
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Where do I vote on Election Day?
On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.
To find yours, visit the South Dakota Polling Place Finder.
All polling places will be open between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Can I vote by mail?
Any registered voter in South Dakota can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail!
Vote by mail in South Dakota by requesting an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballot requests must be received by June 4th,
and returned no later than June 5th.
I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?
You can either register to vote in South Dakota or the state you're attending school in — but not both!
I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?
If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.
What ID do I need to vote?
Voter ID is required when voting. One of the following forms is acceptable:
- South Dakota driver's license or photo ID
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Student Photo ID card from a South Dakota high school, or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school located in South Dakota.
- Tribal ID card, including a photo
If you do not have a Photo ID available, you can sign an affidavit at the polls.
What if I have a disability?
Dates and deadlines can change at any time
Get election reminders in South Dakota! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.
Still have questions?
Having problems at the polls?
Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.
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