Our right to vote is the most sacred duty we hold as United States citizens. It would be a shame if you missed your opportunity to vote because you didn’t know the important dates!
September 23: Absentee voting begins (see below for absentee info)
October 24: Voter registration deadline (make sure you’re registered before this date)
November 7: County Auditor will not accept absentee ballots after 5 p.m.
November 8: General Election Day! (Go and Vote!)
Absentee voting information
Did you know that all South Dakotans are eligible to vote by mailing an absentee ballot? It’s the most convenient way to vote, and you can get started now!
- Make sure you’re registered to vote—check your voter registration status here. If you’re not registered, you can click here to register to vote.
- Download and print the absentee ballot application.
- Fill out the application and mail to your County Auditor.
Once your County Auditor receives your application, they will send you a paper absentee ballot. Then you complete the ballot, and mail it back. That’s it!
For more information about absentee voting, visit the South Dakota Secretary of State.