South Dakota

2020 U.S. Election

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Absentee Voting

Absentee voting in South Dakota, also called “mail-in voting” or “by-mail voting”, is casting your vote by mail-in ballot before the day of the Election. All states will mail a ballot to you if specific criteria are met, but some states have much stricter rules to meet these conditions. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. With uncertainties and unknowns around USPS delivery of your "mail-in" ballot during Covid-19, you may want to check for ballot drop-off boxes in your area as an alternative way to deliver your absentee ballot.

If you are unable to attend your polling place in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must request an absentee ballot application from your County Election Official

In South Dakota, the County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election. Your voted ballot MUST be received by your County Election Official on Election Day in enough time to deliver your ballot to your voting precinct before the polls close. 

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South Dakota has absentee voting
Mail-in received by deadline: 2020-11-03
In-person hand-in deadline: 2020-11-03

Early In-person Voting

Early voting in South Dakota allows you to cast your vote in person before the day of the Election at specific polling locations that may differ from the Election Day locations. Voting early in person allows you to cast your vote while the number of people waiting to vote is much smaller than Election Day. Please follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

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South Dakota has early voting
Start date: 2020-09-19
End date: 2020-11-02

Election Day In-person Voting

If you’re voting in person in South Dakota on November 3rd, 2020 follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Wear a maskWear a mask
Stay 6ft apartStay 6ft apart
Wash your handsWash your hands

Voter Information

Registration deadline: 2020-10-19
South Dakota ID requirements to vote: A Photo ID is recommended but not required to submit a ballot.
South Dakota doesn't have same day registration
15 days left to register to vote in South Dakota

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