Does it seem like you just went to the polls to vote? Here we go again.

The South Dakota General Election is set for Tuesday, November 6 and absentee voting will begin for registered voters in South Dakota on Friday, September 21.

Before voting absentee there are a few things you should know.

Registered voters can vote in person at their County Auditor’s office by bringing a photo Identification Card such as:

  • a South Dakota driver's license or nondriver identification card
  • a passport or an identification card issued by an agency of the United States government
  • a tribal identification card
  • a current student identification card issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota.

If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

Voters wishing to vote absentee by mail must fill out an absentee ballot application and have their signature notarized or provide a copy of their photo identification. Voters must mail or turn this application into their County Auditor’s office. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Monday, November 5th at 5:00 pm local time.

South Dakota voters may check their voter registration, find their polling locations, track their absentee ballot application and view their sample ballot at

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