Jason M. Gant

Secretary of State

General Voting Information

VotingFind Your Polling Place
You can find your polling place online by visiting the Voter Information Portal. Your polling place is also listed on your voter confirmation card that you received from the county election official after registering.

Know When Polling Places Open and Close
In South Dakota, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring Identification
All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification include:

  • South Dakota driver's license or nondriver ID card
  • U.S. government photo ID
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student photo ID from a South Dakota high school or South Dakota accredited institution of higher education
  • Tribal photo ID

If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal identification affidavit.

If you are voting for the first time and intend to vote by absentee ballot, please visit our absentee voter page.

If you do not bring your ID on Election Day, do not worry, you may fill out a personal identification affidavit and still be allowed to vote.

Confirmation
You are not registered to vote until your application has been processed and accepted by your county election official. If accepted, the county election official will send you a confirmation card. If you do not receive a confirmation card within 14 days of the date you submit this application, contact your county election official.

Finding Out More Information

Please call (605)773-3537.