The 2020 general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Absentee ballots will be available 8:00am Friday, September 18 through 5:00pm, Monday, November 2nd. Voter registration deadline for the 2020 general election is 5:00pm, Monday, October 19th. You may absentee vote by contacting the Auditor's Office of the Miner County Courthouse, or request an absentee ballot by mail. Your ballot must be received back in the Auditor's office by 3:00pm on November 3rd to be counted! 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, even on election day. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00pm the day of the election. Contact the Auditor's office for additional information!
To check your voter registration, find where your polling place will be on Election Day, and/or view your sample ballot, visit https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTERS
Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person he or she chooses to help the voter vote.
Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting.
Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.
If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-772-4671, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney.
Any person who is convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the right to vote. However, any such person may register to vote following the completion of the person's felony sentence.
Any person who is convicted of a felony on or before June 30, 2012, and who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Any such person so sentenced may register to vote following completion of the person's sentence. Further information is available at https://sdsos.gov/.
Anyone who makes a false statement when voting, tries to vote knowing he or she is not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime.