SOUTH DAKOTA

how to vote FROM YOUR HOSPITAL BED

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Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00 p.m. the day of the election.

FROM THE SD BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

If you are unable to attend your polling place in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must request an absentee ballot application from yourCounty Election Official. The County Election Official will send a paper absentee ballot to the voter. The voter then completes the ballot and returns it to the County Election Official.

In South Dakota, the County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election. Make sure you are registered before you apply to vote by absentee ballot.

 

You can confirm your registration by visiting the Voter Information Portal.

In the event of confinement because of sickness or disability, a qualified voter may apply in writing and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger. An authorized messenger delivers the ballot from the County Election Official to the qualified voter and then delivers the marked ballot to the County Election Official. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00 p.m. the day of the election.

South Dakota STATE LAW

S.D. Codified Laws § 12-19-2.1

If a voter is confined because of sickness or disability, then they can request an absentee ballot by a certified messenger until 3 p.m. on the day of the election.

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://vip.sdsos.gov/viplogin.aspx

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Print and fill out an emergency absentee ballot that is attached or can be found HERE

2.

Fill out the application.

 

Be sure to fill out the Authorized Messenger Request at the bottom

3.

Your authorized messenger must drop off your absentee application at your county election official’s office before 3PM on election day

 

A link to the addresses of the county election officials is HERE

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Vote!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Contact for more info at

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