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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.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Dakota, South Dakota Department of Health

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 rules

To 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 judged mentally incompetent by a court.

South Dakota voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.