South Dakota Voting Information
Upcoming Elections(1 - 2 of 2)
Early Voting Absentee Ballot Voter Registration
- 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 open to voters registered as Libertarian, Independent, or No Party Affiliation.
- The South Dakota Republican Primary is closed to only registered Republicans.
In a Primary election, a voter is given only the ballot for the party which the voter is registered in, except for voters registered as an Independent or No Party Affiliation (NPA).
Absentee Voter Rules
Any registered South Dakota voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
All voters who appear at a polling place must show one of the following forms of photo ID:
- South Dakota driver's license or nondriver ID card
- U.S. government photo ID (passport is acceptable)
- U.S. Armed Forces ID
- Current student photo identification card 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, and will still be allowed to vote a regular ballot.