South Dakota

South Dakota Voter Guides & Resources

Important Voting Deadlines

Next Election (General) — November 8th, 2022

Early, In- Person Absentee Voting — September 24th –November 7th, 2022

Last Day to Register — October 24th, 2022

Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot — November 8th, 2022

Absentee Requirement

All voters in South Dakota are eligible to vote absentee.

Registration Deadlines & Requirements

South Dakota Registration Deadline

In-Person: 15 days before Election Day.

By Mail:  Received 15 days before Election Day

Online: N/A

South Dakota Registration Requirements

To register to vote in South Dakota you must:

• be a citizen of the United States

• be a resident of South Dakota, and be 18 years old by the date of the next election.

• not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system

• Not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court

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