League of Women Voters

South Dakota


South Dakota Campaign Finance

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

South Dakota Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot application from your County Election Official or fill out an absentee ballot request here. You will then be sent a paper absentee ballot to vote. Complete the ballot and return it to the County Election Official.

The County Election Official must receive your application no later than 5pm the day before the election.

South Dakota Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

South Dakota Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Primary Election). The registration deadline is Monday, May 21, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

South Dakota Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in South Dakota:

  • You must be registered to vote in South Dakota
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county and precinct 15 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

South Dakota Early Voting

Voters who qualify to vote absentee may also go to the office of the county auditor, complete an absentee ballot application and vote in the office.

South Dakota Verify Voter Registration

To verify your registration status, please utilize your state resource. For more information contact your county auditor's office.

South Dakota ID Needed for Voting

You must show one of the following forms of ID at the polls when you go to vote:

South Dakota Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The deadline for registration is 15 days before any election. Your card must be received by the auditor by this deadline if you are to vote in the next election.



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