South Dakota Voting Information
Upcoming Elections(1 - 2 of 2)
Early Voting Absentee Ballot Voter Registration
- The South Dakota Constitution Primary is closed to only registered Constitution party voters.
- The South Dakota Democratic Primary is open to registered Democrats and Independents/No Party Affiliation voters, but not Republicans.
- The South Dakota Libertarian Primary is closed to only registered Libertarians.
- The South Dakota Republican Primary is closed to only registered Republicans.
Absentee Voter Rules
Any registered South Dakota voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
You must provide one of the following forms of photo ID when you vote early or on Election Day:
- A South Dakota driver’s license
- A South Dakota non-driver ID card
- A US government photo ID card
- A US Armed Forces ID card
- A current student photo ID card from a South Dakota high school
- A current student photo ID card from an accredited college, university, or postsecondary institution of higher education
- A photo ID card from a federally recognized tribal government
If you don’t have any of these when you vote early or on Election Day, you can fill out an affidavit confirming your identity and still be allowed to vote.