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South Dakota

South Dakota does not offer online registration at this time.

To vote absentee/by mail:

  • Be registered to vote.  Not sure if you're registered?  Check with South Dakota's Voter Information Portal
  • Print out an absentee application form for your county of residence.  Mail completed application and any additional requested materials to your county auditor's office.
  • Absentee applications are due by November 1st, 2022.  Be sure to get yours in early!
  • Your ballot will be mailed to you.
  • Follow up with your count auditor's office to make sure you receive your ballot.  Contact information for election officials is found here.
  • Your ballot may require postage, a witness signature and/or notary service before you mail it back.  Instructions will be on the ballot itself. 

Track your status! South Dakota Voter Information Portal

Information current as of 9/1/2022.  For the most recent updates, see the Secretary of State's website.