South Dakota ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Any registered South Dakota voter can vote absentee.

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

No ID required if an absentee voter application can be notarized.

If it CANNOT be notarized, then ID is required. Choose from one of the following:

  • A South Dakota driver’s license
  • A South Dakota non-driver identification card
  • A passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. government
  • A tribal photo ID
  • Current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.

If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.

last update: March 19, 2020

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