Get ready to vote, South Dakota

Some things go better if you’re prepared. So, get your materials ready to vote in the 2020 General Election!

The fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is fighting back against attempts to curtail this essential and sacred right.

While South Dakota doesn’t have the extreme voting laws that have disenfranchised voters around the country, it’s important to be prepared and make your plan for voting – either by absentee ballot or in person on Election Day.

Here are a few key items to check off your to-do list in order to access the ballot during the 2020 General Election and ensure your voice is heard:

  • Check your voter registration on sdsos.gov.
  • Update your voter registration or register to vote.
  • Request your absentee ballot.
  • Brush up on your voting rights.
  • Find your polling place or ballot drop location.
  • Procure a mask to vote in person safely.

To ensure every South Dakota voter has what they need in order to vote on November 3 or absentee starting Friday, September 18, we have voter registration forms, absentee ballot request forms, and voting rights kits available to print on demand. Don’t have access to a printer? We can mail them out to you free of charge ahead of the Monday, October 19 voter registration deadline. Just scroll down, indicate which forms you need (and how many), and tell us where to send them.

Planning a Get Out the Vote effort in your community? We can help with that, too. Let us know if you’d like a Voting Rights Kit mailed to you.

Questions? Email southdakota@aclu.org.

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Contact Information

In addition to the forms above, you will receive County Auditor contact information, pens, and ACLU swag items that are available.