Voter Registration in South Dakota
There are many tasks you can accomplish at an exam station, such as renewing your license, changing your address, becoming a donor, obtaining a license, replacing a lost license, and registering to vote.
Registering to vote?
Yes, it's true.
While at the exam station taking care of some other business, you may also register to vote. To do so, you just need to be:
- A United States citizen
- A South Dakota resident
- 18 or older before the next election date
Also, you can't be:
- Currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction that included imprisonment (served or suspended) in an adult penitentiary system
- Mentally incompetent as determined by the court system
If you're interested in voting in a particular election, you'll need to register at least 15 days before.
Of course, there are other ways to register to vote, cast an absentee ballot, or change your party affiliation. For details on these matters, visit the South Dakota Secretary of State's website.
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