Deadline draws closer for South Dakota primary voters

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - The voter registration deadline for South Dakota’s June 5 primary is 5 p.m., Monday, May 21.

To register to vote, fill out a voter registration form, sign it, then mail or turn it in to your county auditor’s office. Your voter registration form must be received by the county auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election.

Registered South Dakota voters may view their sample ballot and polling location online via the Voter Information Portal on the Secretary of State’s website.

As of May 1, there were 528,747 active registered voters in South Dakota.

The Democratic primary election is open to registered Democrats and registered Independents or those with without a party affiliation. Republicans have a closed primary and only registered Republicans will be able to participate.

All registered voters in South Dakota including those registered as Libertarian, Constitution, Independent, No Party Affiliation and Other will be eligible for a ballot during the 2018 primary election due to Constitutional Amendment Y creating a Non-Political ballot statewide.