PIERRE – Absentee voting will begin for registered voters in South Dakota on Friday, September 21, 2018, 46 days prior to the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Registered voters can vote in person at their County Auditor’s office by bringing a photo Identification Card (ID) such as:
• South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver identification card,
• passport or an identification card issued by an agency of the United States government,
• tribal identification card,
• or current student identification card issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota.
If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit and vote a regular ballot.
Voters wishing to vote absentee by mail must fill out an absentee ballot application and have their signature notarized or provide a copy of their photo identification. Voters must mail or turn this application into their County Auditor’s office. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Monday, November 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., local time.
To register to vote, fill out the voter registration form and mail it or turn it in to your County Auditor. Your Voter Registration form must be received by the auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election. The deadline for the November 6, 2018, General Election is October 22, 2018.
The General Election ballot contains five ballot questions to be voted on this year. The link to the Ballot Question Information Pamphlet is https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/upcoming-elections/general-information/2018-GeneralElection-Ballot-Question-Pamphlet.aspx.
In place of the Vote605 app, which is no longer available, South Dakota voters may check their voter registration, find their polling locations, track their absentee ballot application and view their sample ballot at https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx.