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Check your registration status: https://vip.sdsos.gov/viplogin.aspx

Voter Registration Form: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/VoterRegistrationFormFillable.pdf

Find your county auditor’s office: https://sdsos.gov/contact-us/county-auditors.aspx

Driver’s licensing offices: https://dps.sd.gov/contact/locations?agency=5

Request an absentee ballot: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/AbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf

Find your county election official’s office: https://sdsos.gov/contact-us/county-auditors.aspx

Find your polling place and/or view a sample ballot: https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx
Hi South Dakota, Before you vote, you’ve gotta be registered.

If you’re not sure if you’re registered already, You can check using the link in the description. If you’re not registered yet, or you’ve moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you’ll need to fill out a registration form.

To register in South Dakota, you’re going to have to fill out a form on actual paper. Probably the easiest way to do it, as long as you have a printer and a stamp, is print out the form that’s linked below and mail it in. You can also fill out a form in person at your County auditor’s office, city finance office, driver’s licensing office, or public assistance agency.

There’s links to their locations and hours below. Either way you register, you’ve gotta do it by October 22nd if you want to vote in the November general election. Once you’re registered, you get to vote.

If you want to vote without even having to leave your house, you can download an absentee ballot application in the links below, fill it out and mail it to your county election official. You can technically mail it in all the way up until November 5th, but the sooner you do it the better. Your ballot just shows up in the mail, and you fill it out at your own pace and send it back or drop it off at your County Election official’s office by November 6th.

It’s that easy. If you want to vote in person on November 6th, polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you can figure out where you’re supposed to go at the link in the description. You’ll need to bring an ID with you, like a driver’s license or state ID, military.

ID, student ID from a high school or college in South Dakota, or tribal ID. If you don’t have any of those, you can still sign a personal identification affidavit, basically a promise saying you are who you say you are, and they’ll allow you to vote. You should also consider bringing a sample ballot with you.

You can find one on the same website you used to look up your polling place. It’ll tell you everything that you’ll be able to vote for in the midterms. You don’t have to vote for every single thing on the ballot for it to count, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates in your local elections, it’s a pretty good idea to look at a sample ballot first.

You can even fill it out and bring it to the polls with you, so you can be sure you remember how you want to vote. The best thing to do if you want to vote in the midterms is to make a plan to vote right now – from what day you’re going to register to whether you going to vote in person or absentee. What kind of ID you’re going to use, and where it is, even what time you’re going to vote and how you’re going to get there.

Write it down, put it in your notes app, text it to your friend, just make a plan so that nothing unexpected stops you from being counted on November 6th. There will be links for everything you need to check your registration, vote absentee, or find your polling location are in description. Thank you for voting.