Registered South Dakota voters will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID can sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.
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
- 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.
FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS
First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.