Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for South Dakota

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Reside in South Dakota

Be 18 years old by Election Day

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

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

Yes. You will be asked to show ID when you vote.
Approved forms of ID:
South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver identification card

U.S. passport

Photo ID issued by an agency of the U.S. government

Tribal photo ID

Current student identification card, including a picture, issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within South Dakota

If you do not have an ID or did not bring it when you go to vote in person, you may vote after signing an affidavit. But note that if you registered to vote by mail and did not provide either a state-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may still be required to show proof of identification. This includes photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions