South Dakota Absentee Ballot Application Form
Please print and return to your county auditor. A new application must be completed each calendar year.
You may apply for an absentee ballot before 5:00 p.m. the day before the election for any or all general, primary, municipal, school, or any other
elections conducted in this calendar year with one request. Additional information on absentee voting is available at sdsos.gov.
Voter Registration Address
Absentee ballot mailing address (if different from Section #2)
SELECT THE ELECTION(S) YOU ARE REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR: If your address changes after this is submitted, you must submit a new form
All General Primary Municipal School Any Other
If you are registered as an independent/no party affiliation and are requesting a Primary Election ballot, you may have a choice of the following:
Democratic Libertarian Non-Political (You can only mark one selection.)
If request is for a municipal or school election:
I have lived in that jurisdiction at least 30 days in the last year. YES NO
I am a full-time student who resided in that jurisdiction prior to leaving. YES NO
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ONLY:
YES NO - I am a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
YES NO - I am an eligible spouse or dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
YES NO - I am a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States
If you checked no for all questions, proceed to section #7.
If you would like your ballot sent electronically (for Primary and General Elections ONLY) instead of first class mail, provide your e-mail address:
E-mail address (MILITARY AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ONLY):
*An overseas military, overseas citizen, or stateside military, a spouse or dependent of the same, voter is not required to submit a photocopy
of the voter’s ID.
*Any military and overseas voter may submit a signed application for absentee ballot by fax or e-mail.
An acceptable ID is: A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver ID card, a passport or other picture ID issued by the United States government,
a tribal photo ID, or a current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution.
Copy of photo identification is attached OR
I hereby verify that I am the person named above and these
statements made by me on this application are true and correct.
Sworn to me before this ______ day of ____________, 20_____. Voter’s Signature (required)
Notary Signature _______________________________ Voter’s Date of Signing (required): ______/______/______
My commission expires__________________________ Month / Day / Year
AUTHORIZED MESSENGER REQUEST DUE TO SICKNESS OR DISABILITY ONLY: The deadline to request is 3:00 p.m. on Election Day
As a registered voter, I authorize…
...to serve as my authorized messenger to pick up my absentee ballot. I
further certify under penalty of law that I am confined because of
sickness or disability and for this reason alone am unable to vote at my
polling place on Election Day.
As the authorized messenger, I acknowledge receipt of the ballot for
the above named voter on…Date: ____________Time:____________
Are you serving as an authorized messenger for any other voter?
Authorized Messenger’s Signature