State Instructions — SOUTH DAKOTA

Updated: 10-10-2021

Registration DeadlineReceived 15 days before the election.

6. ID Number. Any person registering to vote shall provide the person's valid South Dakota driver license number or a South Dakota nondriver identification number on the voter registration form. If a person does not have a valid South Dakota driver license or a South Dakota nondriver identification number, the person shall provide the last four digits of the person's social security number on the voter registration form. If a person does not have a valid South Dakota driver license, a South Dakota nondriver identification number, or a social security number, the person may only register at the county auditor's office and shall sign a statement verifying the fact that the person does not have a valid South Dakota driver license, a South Dakota nondriver identification number, or a social security number.

South Dakota Codified Law 12-4-5.4

7. Choice of Party. If you are currently registered to vote and you leave the choice of party field blank, you will remain registered with your current party affiliation. If you are not currently registered to vote and you leave the choice of party field blank, you will be entered as an independent/no party affiliation voter, which is not a political party in South Dakota.

South Dakota Codified Law 12-4-15,12-6-26

8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave blank.

9. Signature. To register in South Dakota you must:

·       Be a United States citizen

·       Reside in South Dakota

·       Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election

·       Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system

·       Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

·       South Dakota Codified Law 12-4-6,12-4-8,l2-l-9,l2-l-4,12-4-18, South Dakota Constitution, Article VII, Section 2

 

Mailing address:

Elections, Secretary of State

500 E. Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070