Last updated on January 31, 2020
You should plan on showing photo ID when you vote. See the Section on Voter ID Requirements for a complete list of acceptable forms of ID to bring to the polls.
South Dakota voter registration deadlines
- In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day.
- Online: N/A
Election Day Registration:
South Dakota voter registration rulesTo register in South Dakota you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- reside in South Dakota
- be 18 years old by the next election
- not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
- not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
South Dakota voter registration directions
- Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Sign and date your form. This is very important!
- Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
- Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.