Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow in South Dakota

The absentee voting period for South Dakota’s 2024 Primary Election will begin April 19, 2024. To request an absentee ballot, voters must submit an absentee ballot application form to the county auditor. Absentee ballot application forms may be requested from the county auditor or found on the Secretary of State’s website 

Voters submitting an absentee ballot application form must include a photocopy of an acceptable photo identification card or have the form notarized. Acceptable photo identification cards include a South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver ID card, tribal ID, passport, student ID issued by a South Dakota high school or college, or any other photo ID issued by the United States government. Please contact your county auditor if you have any questions. 

Voters also have the option to absentee vote in-person up to the day before the election or vote in-person on Election Day. For those looking to absentee vote in-person, please contact your county auditor for office hours. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm local time. Information on polling locations and sample ballots may be found on the Voter Information Portal (VIP) on the Secretary of State’s website.