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South Dakota

Abbreviation: 
SD

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 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.

 

South Dakota Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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The voting systems used in South Dakota are optical scan and paper ballots.

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If you cannot mark a ballot because you have a physical disability or cannot read, you may ask any person to help you vote. For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

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Employees are entitled to paid leave on Election Day between the time the polls open and when they close, unless the person has two consecutive hours during the time the polls are open in which he or she can vote before or after work.

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Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 pm is allowed to cast a ballot.

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To be eligible to vote in South Dakota you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident in South Dakota (To be a resident means the place in which you have a fixed habitation and whenever you are absent intend to return to)
  • At least 18 years old on or before the election
  • Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
  • Not judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
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