2016 Primary & General Elections

Welcome to the Upcoming Elections Information Portal. In this section all information pertaining to any upcoming election has been made available for you.

2016 General Election Polling Locations

2016 General Information on South Dakota Elections

2016 Primary Election Official State Canvass

2016 Primary Election Official State Canvass of Legislative Districts 16 and 30 Recounts

State Party Certification of Candidates (which include electors)

National Party President and Vice President Candidate Certification

Candidates may withdraw from the General Election by filling out the Candidate’s Request to Withdraw Nomination form.

Deadlines for withdrawal and vacancies to be filled:

  • The deadline to withdraw from the November 8th General Election is August 2nd at 5:00 pm.  SDCL 12-6-55
  • The deadline for the party central committee(s) to fill party candidate vacancies is August 9th at 5:00 pm.  SDCL 12-8-6, 12-6-56 and 12-6-57.
  • SDCL 12-7 does not reference a replacement option if an independent candidate withdraws.

Certificate of Nomination to Fill Vacancy Form

NOTE: Municipalities and School Districts have different statutes regarding withdrawing.  Please refer to SDCL 9-13-7.1  and 13-7-7 for those details.

NOTE: Withdrawal request forms are submitted to the election official where the candidate submitted his/her petitions to initially.

How to Circulate a Nominating Petition for Statewide, Legislative or County Office

How to be a County Candidate