SOUTH DAKOTA Voter ID Information

Registered South Dakota voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must complete an affidavit and provide your name and address under oath.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Photo ID:
  • SD driver’s license or SD state ID card
  • US government-issued ID
  • Tribal ID card
  • Current student ID card from a SD-located high school or accredited institution of higher learning
If you are not able to present acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing a Personal Identification Affidavit.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! South Dakota does not accept IDs from out of state as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! South Dakota accepts a current student ID card from a South Dakota-located high school or accredited institution of higher learning.

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