South Dakota Electoral SituationAbsentee ballots require an excuse: no
Early voting: yes
Felons: The State of South Dakota prohibits felons currently in prison from voting. Once an individual has completed their sentence, their right to vote is automatically restored.
ID Laws: All voters need: A South Dakota driver’s license or non-driver identification card; A passport or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an agency of the government; A tribal identification card, including a picture; or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota.
Mandatory poll worker/election official training: no
Paper trail: yes
Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: no
Registration deadline: Register 15 days before the election.
Uniform voting system: no