Registration & Voting

Check your voter registration, precinct and polling place information with the Voter Information Portal.

Registering to vote in South Dakota is a simple and easy process.  The following guidelines will help you get registered to vote.

Voter Registration 1-2-3:

1. You may print the Voter Registration Form in Adobe Acrobat, complete it, sign it and then send it to your county auditor, download a registration form or, fill-out the on-line form, print and send:. 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.

2. Information on downloading a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

3. County Auditors Addresses for mailing your completed Voter Registration Forms.

You may register at the following locations:

     *County auditor's office
     *City finance office
     *Driver's license station
     *Public assistance agencies providing food stamps, TANF or WIC
     *Department of Human Services offices which provide assistance to the disabled
     *Military recruitment offices
     *Mail-in registration with cards from the county auditor's office or from one of the links above

Agency Instructions and Forms

To register to vote in South Dakota, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Reside in South Dakota (residency defined)
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system (See additional felony information)
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

You can use this form to:

  • Register to vote in South Dakota
  • Change your registration name or address
  • Change your party affiliation

Party Registration:

  • The South Dakota Republican Primary is closed to only registered Republicans
  • The South Dakota Democratic Primary is open to registered Democrats and Independents, but not Republicans.

To register:

  • Complete the entire registration form by printing the requested information.
  • If you are currently registered to vote, please also fill out the cancellation on the bottom of the form.
  • Return the form to the county auditor in your county of residence.
  • You will receive a notice from your county auditor that your registration has been received. If you do not receive this notice within 15 days, please contact your county auditor.

Registration deadline:

  • 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.

Voter Registration Drive Instructions


 

 



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