To register in South Dakota you must:
Your Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your ballot application. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
Any registered South Dakota voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
You either need to have your absentee ballot application notarized, include a photocopy of a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and South Dakota address, or send an email to your county auditor with a picture of a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and South Dakota address.
The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for South Dakota elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Secretary of State, Elections Division 500 E. Capitol Pierre, SD 57501‐5070