Voter registration deadline nears for upcoming primary election

PIERRE – South Dakotans are being encouraged to register to vote ahead of the May 23 deadline for the June 7 primary election.

“Voter participation is the foundation of our democracy, and I encourage every eligible South Dakota resident who is not yet registered to complete the process and ensure your voice is heard,” Secretary of State Steve Barnett said in a news release. “In order to participate in the June 7 primary election, voter registration forms for unregistered South Dakotans must be received by their county auditor by 5 p.m. local time on Monday, May 23.” 

Voter registration in South Dakota is conducted by each county auditor and municipal finance officer. In addition, residents may also register to vote at one of the following locations: 

• Driver license exam stations 

• Public assistance agencies providing food stamps, Medicaid, TANF, or WIC 

• Department of Human Services offices that provide assistance to the disabled 

• Military recruitment offices 

• Secretary of State’s Office

Voter registration information is available on the Secretary of State’s website at A voter registration form may be downloaded from the website and returned to the county auditor. The deadline for voter registration in South Dakota is 15 days prior to the election in which the registrant wishes to vote. 

South Dakota voters may find information pertaining to registration status, polling location and absentee ballot status at the Voter Information Portal (VIP) on the Secretary of State’s website at Voters may also view their sample ballot on the VIP webpage. 


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