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Hi South Dakota, if you want to vote in  the 2022 midterm elections there are three   steps you need to take.

Register, make  your plan, and of course, vote.   Lets start with getting registered. In  South Dakota, you have to turn in a paper   registration form, which you can get at your  County Auditor’s office, or use the link at to print one out  at home.

You need to register by October   24th to vote this November. Then it’s time to make your plan   for how you’re going to vote. If you’re going to be out of town,   can’t get to the polls because you’re ill or  disabled, or maybe you want to vote in South   Dakota but you go to college somewhere  else, then you can vote absentee.   To do that, you need to fill out a form to  request your ballot from your County Auditor.   There’s no official deadline for requesting  an absentee ballot by mail, but the sooner you   do it the better, so you have time for them  to get your application, mail you a ballot,   and for you to mail it back so that it gets  to them no later than November 8th.   If you qualify for an absentee ballot  you can also vote absentee in person   at your County Auditor’s office from September  23rd to November 7th, and you can find locations   and hours in your county here.

And of course you can vote in person at   your polling place on November 8th. You can  look up where you’ll vote at the same link,   and polls are open from 7am to 7pm. You’ll also need to bring an ID with you—A   driver’s license, state ID, passport, military  or tribal ID, or a student ID from a South Dakota   high school or college will all work.

So once you have your plan for how you’re going   to vote, where you need to go, what time you’re  going to vote, and what ID you’re going to bring,   you just need to follow the plan,  and go vote on November 8th.   If you want to know everything that’s on your  ballot ahead of time, you can find a sample ballot   at so you have time  to research candidates and make your decisions.   You don’t have to vote for everything on your  ballot for it to count, but this is your best   chance to choose who gets to make decisions  about your life: all the way from congress   to your city council or school board. There are links for everything you need to   register, vote early, find your polling  place, and locate your sample ballot   at Thank you for voting!