Voting in South Dakota
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- 1 Registration
- 2 Voting on Election Day
- 3 Absentee voting
- 4 Early voting
- 5 Election policy ballot measures
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
For full information about voting in South Dakota, contact the state election agency.
To vote in South Dakota, you must:
—South Dakota Secretary of State
When and where
Registration must be completed by 15 days prior to any election. To register to vote, you may submit a form by mail to your local County Auditor or in person at any of the following locations:
—South Dakota Secretary of State
As of May 2015, South Dakota is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
All voters must present photo identification. Approved forms of photo identification include the following: South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver ID card, U.S. government photo ID, U.S. military ID, student photo ID from a South Dakota high school or accredited institution of higher education, or tribal photo ID. If a voter does not have a photo ID, he or she can sign a personal identification affidavit.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
South Dakota is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.
South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system.
- See also: Absentee voting
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election official no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by close of polls on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
South Dakota is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Completed ballots must be returned to the county election official by close of polls on Election Day.
Election policy ballot measures
elections and campaigns
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Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in South Dakota.
- South Dakota Change the Voting Age, Amendment B (1994)
- South Dakota Coffey Primary Election Law (1914)
- South Dakota Limits on Lobbying, Initiative 10 (2008)
- South Dakota Nonpolitical Judicial Elections (1924)
- South Dakota Presidential Elections, Amendment G (1970)
- South Dakota Primary Election Law (1920)
- South Dakota Primary Elections Law (1924)
- South Dakota Residency Requirements, Amendment A (1970)
- South Dakota Richard's Primary Election Law, Measure 1 (1912)
- South Dakota Richard's Primary Law (1916)
- South Dakota Richard's Primary Law (1918)
- South Dakota Right of Suffrage, Amendment B (1974)
- South Dakota Superintendents of Schools Elections (1936)
- South Dakota Vote by Secret Ballot, Amendment K (2010)
- South Dakota Voter Registration (1964)
- South Dakota Voting Age, Amendment A (1972)
- South Dakota Voting Age, Amendment F (1970)
- South Dakota Voting Residence (1958)
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms "South Dakota voting."
- Some of the stories below may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of Google's news search engine.
Elections in South Dakota
- South Dakota elections, 2016
- South Dakota elections, 2015
- South Dakota elections, 2014
- South Dakota elections, 2013
- South Dakota elections, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Register to Vote," accessed June 10, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- DMV.org, "Voter Registration in South Dakota," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Calendar," accessed January 3, 2013
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Primary types," accessed January 21, 2015
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Voting by Absentee Ballot," accessed December 16, 2013
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
- Long Distance Voter, "South Dakota Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 16, 2013
- Rock the Vote, "South Dakota Election Information," accessed January 26, 2015
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