The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year to qualify for all upcoming Federal elections. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, mail a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official to be received no later than 15 days prior to the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of Birth<br/><br/>Your valid South Dakota Driver's License number is required for voter registration. If you do not have a South Dakota Driver's License, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, you must register at the County Auditor's office and sign a statement saying you do not have either number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. South Dakota allows you to receive your blank ballot by mail or email. Your absentee ballot cannot be sent to you by fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. If you choose to receive your blank ballot by email, you must provide your email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email address does not block or filter emails forwarded from your county election official. In the event that your ballot cannot be delivered via email, your local election official will mail your ballot to the address in Block 8. If no address is provided, your ballot would then be sent to your voter registration address in South Dakota. Complete street address of your South Dakota voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live now. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. Stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members must provide a photocopy of one of the following: * a South Dakota Driver's License or non-driver ID card * a passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. government * a tribal photo ID * a current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post secondary education institution Should notarization of the stateside military voter's signature be easier to obtain than a photocopy of the ID, a notarized absentee ballot application may be submitted. The notarization/oath on the absentee ballot application can be administered by any commissioned officer in the military service of the United States. Overseas Uniformed Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are not required to have a witness or notarization, nor are they required to include a photocopy of their identification. South Dakota allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax if you are already registered. If you are not registered, you must submit the form by mail. Please also see the ID photocopy requirement in the "Affirmation" section in the FPCA instructions. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section or at [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov). If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the signed form as a scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or at [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov). If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the signed form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov).You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov). To find out the status of your registration, contact your local election office or refer to South Dakota's voter registration verification website which can be found at [https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx] (https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx). In addition to your registration information, this site also provides you with tracking information regarding your voting materials - the date your absentee ballot application was received, the date the absentee ballot was sent to you either by mail or email, and the date your voted absentee ballot was received by your election official. Your jurisdiction will contact you if your registration is denied. Any overseas citizen may register and vote in any Federal, State, county, or local election held within South Dakota under the following condition: (1) The overseas citizen, or the spouse or parent of the overseas citizen, was last domiciled in South Dakota immediately prior to departure from the United States (2) an adult child of the overseas citizen has not reached the age of 22. South Dakota allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal office. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election if you have already requested your absentee ballot. If you are using the FWAB to register and vote, it must be received by the registration deadline. South Dakota allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of Birth Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Not required. Complete street address of your South Dakota voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. South Dakota allows you to submit the FWAB by mail. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official. Contact information for your county auditor is available at [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov). The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. You may check the status of the absentee ballot process by referring to South Dakota's Voter Information Portal at [https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx] (https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx). The site tracks the date your absentee ballot application was received, the date the absentee ballot was sent to you either by mail or email and the date your voted absentee ballot was received by your election official. >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of the polls on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail. Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx] (https://sdsos.gov/elections/viplogin.aspx). 2014-06-03T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-08-12T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-05-19T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-07-28T00:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Registration 2014-10-20T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-06-02T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-08-11T17:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Request 2014-11-03T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-06-03T19:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-08-12T19:00:00.000 State Primary Runoff Ballot Return 2014-11-04T19:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and mail the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes. If you are a registered Republican, you can only vote in a Republican Primary. If you are registered Democratic, Independent or No Party Affiliation, you may vote in a Democratic Primary. How can I submit my FPCA? If you are already registered you may submit your FPCA by mail, email or fax to your local election official by mail. If you are not already registered to vote, you must submit your FPCA by mail to your local election official by mail. How often must I submit my FPCA? The FPCA is good for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out an FPCA or an Absentee Ballot Application form on [sdsos.gov] (http://www.sdsos.gov) and return to your county auditor. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)? You must return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail. What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You must have submitted a ballot request or FPCA to your county auditor before you can use the FWAB to vote. You may use the FWAB to register and vote if it is received by the registration deadline. The FWAB may only be used to vote in Federal elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Any overseas citizen may register and vote in any Federal, State, county, or local election held within South Dakota under the following condition: (1) The overseas citizen, or the spouse or parent of the overseas citizen, was last domiciled in South Dakota immediately prior to departure from the United States (2) an adult child of the overseas citizen has not reached the age of 22. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? You do not need a notary or witness for your FPCA, however stateside Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members may choose to have their FPCA notarized if it is easier than providing a photocopy of one of the following: South Dakota Driver's License or non-driver ID card, passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. Government, a tribal photo ID or a current student ID issued by a South Dakota high school or post-secondary education institution. Commissioned officers in the military service of the United States may sign instead of a notary. You do not need a notary or witness for your FWAB. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Visit the Secretary of State's website at [sdsos.gov] (http://sdsos.gov). County 605-942-7746 susan.urban@state.sd.us Aurora PO Box 397 Plankinton SD 57368-0397 County 605-353-8402 auditor@beadlesd.org Beadle 450 3rd St SW, Suite 201 Huron SD 57350 County 605-685-6311 susan.williams@state.sd.us Bennett PO Box 460 Martin SD 57551-0460 County 605-589-4202 tamara.brunken@state.sd.us Bon Homme PO Box 605 Tyndall SD 57066-0605 County 605-696-8211 elections@brookingscountysd.gov Brookings 520 3rd St. Brookings SD 57006 County 605-626-4010 Maxine.Fischer@browncounty.sd.gov Brown 25 Market Street, Suite 1 Aberdeen SD 57401-4293 County 605-234-4430 brulaud@midstatesd.net Brule 300 S. Courtland, Suite 103 Chamberlain SD 57325-1599 County 605-293-3240 elaine.wulff@state.sd.us Buffalo PO Box 146 Gann Valley SD 57341-0146 County 605-892-4525 elaine.jensen@state.sd.us Butte 839 Fifth Avenue Belle Fourche SD 57717-1719 County 605-955-3308 lisa.schaefbauer@state.sd.us Campbell PO Box 37 Mound City SD 57646-0037 County 605-487-7221 cmixaud@hcinet.net Charles Mix PO Box 490 Lake Andes SD 57356-0490 County 605-532-5931 christine.tarbox@state.sd.us Clark PO Box 294 Clark SD 57225-0294 County 605-677-7104 Kathy.heles@claycountysd.org Clay 211 West Main, Suite 200 Vermillion SD 57069-2039 County 605-882-6288 cbrugman@codington.org Codington 14 First Avenue, SE Watertown SD 57201-3611 County 605-273-4233 corsonauditor@sdplains.com Corson PO Box 255 McIntosh SD 57641-0255 County 605-673-8150 lnelson@custercountysd.com Custer 420 Mt. Rushmore Road Custer SD 57730-1934 County 605-995-8618 auditor@davisoncounty.org Davison 200 East 4th Street Mitchell SD 57301-2692 County 605-345-9515 dcaud@itctel.com Day 711 West 1st Street Webster SD 57274-1364 County 605-874-1306 pam.lynde@state.sd.us Deuel PO Box 616 Clear Lake SD 57226-0616 County 605-865-3691 kyrie.lemburg@state.sd.us Dewey PO Box 277 Timber Lake SD 57656-0277 County 605-724-2204 phyllis.barker@state.sd.us Douglas PO Box 159 Armour SD 57313-0159 County 605-426-6164 keith.schurr@state.sd.us Edmunds PO Box 97 Ipswich SD 57451-0097 County 605-745-6835 sue.ganje@state.sd.us Fall River 906 North River Street Hot Springs SD 57747-1398 County 605-598-6680 kelly.toennies@state.sd.us Faulk PO Box 309 Faulkton SD 57438-0309 County 605-432-9004 kelly.toennies@state.sd.us Grant 210 East Fifth Avenue Milbank SD 57252-2499 County 605-775-2596 jim.waterbury@state.sd.us Gregory PO Box 437 Burke SD 57523-0413 County 605-859-2801 haakon@gwtc.net Haakon PO Box 698 Philip SD 57567-0698 County 605-783-3201 dixie.opdahl@state.sd.us Hamlin PO Box 237 Hayti SD 57241-0237 County 605-853-2769 auditor.handcoem@midconetwork.com Hand 415 West First Avenue Miller SD 57362-1346 County 605-239-4296 lesa.trabing@state.sd.us Hanson PO Box 500 Alexandria SD 57311-0500 County 605-375-3318 kathy.glines@state.sd.us Harding PO Box 26 Buffalo SD 57720-0026 County 605-773-7479 ona.arnold@co.hughes.sd.us Hughes 104 East Capitol Avenue Pierre SD 57501-2591 County 605-387-4209 jeanie.simonsen@state.sd.us Hutchinson 140 Euclid, Room 128 Olivet SD 57052-0128 County 605-852-3178 hydeaud@venturecomm.net Hyde PO Box 379 Highmore SD 57345-0379 County 605-837-2447 vicki.wilson@state.sd.us Jackson PO Box 280 Kadoka SD 57543-0280 County 605-539-9125 cindy.peterson@state.sd.us Jerauld PO Box 422 Wessington Springs SD 57382-0422 County 605-669-7120 john.brunskill@state.sd.us Jones PO Box 307 Murdo SD 57559-0307 County 605-854-3833 jennifer.albrecht@state.sd.us Kingsbury PO Box 196 Desmet SD 57231-0196 County 605-256-7622 lakeauditor@lakecountysd.com Lake 200 East Center Madison SD 57042-2941 County 605-578-1065 catkinso@lawrence.sd.us Lawrence 90 Sherman Street Deadwood SD 57732-0678 County 605-764-0134 Auditor@lincolncountysd.org Lincoln 104 North Main, Suite 110 Canton SD 57013-1703 County 605-869-2203 auditor@lymancounty.org Lyman PO Box 38 Kennebec SD 57544-0038 County 605-448-2116 mcauditor@venturecomm.net Marshall PO Box 130 Britton SD 57430-0130 County 605-425-2534 geralyn.sherman@state.sd.us McCook PO Box 190 Salem SD 57058-0190 County 605-493-3394 mcphersonaud@valleytel.net McPherson PO Box 390 Leola SD 57456-0448 County 605-347-5925 auditor@meadecounty.org Meade 1300 Sherman St Sturgis SD 57785 County 605-259-3194 jerry.schwarting@state.sd.us Mellette PO Box C White River SD 57579-0403 County 605-772-4203 minerauditor@alliancecom.net Miner 401 N. Main Howard SD 57349-0086 County 605-367-7409 blitz@minnehahacounty.org Minnehaha 415 North Dakota Avenue Sioux Falls SD 57104-2465 County 605-997-9996 mcaud1@moodycounty.net Moody 101 E. Pipestone Avenue, Suite D Flandreau SD 57028-1750 County 605-394-6840 vickiw@pennco.org Pennington 130 Kansas City Street, Suite 230 Rapid City SD 57701 County 605-244-7289 sylvia.chapman@state.sd.us Perkins PO Box 126 Bison SD 57620-0126 County 605-765-2836 pcaudit@sbtc.net Potter 201 South Exene Gettysburg SD 57442-1521 County 605-698-4277 dawn.sattler@state.sd.us Roberts 411 2nd Avenue, E. Sisseton SD 57262-1495 County 605-796-4509 sancoaud@santel.net Sanborn PO Box 7 Woonsocket SD 57385-0007 County 605-745-6835 sue.ganje@state.sd.us Shannon 906 North River Street Hot Springs SD 57747-1398 County 605-472-4582 theresa.hodges@state.sd.us Spink 210 East 7th Avenue Redfield SD 57469-1266 County 605-223-7791 scauditor@midconetwork.com Stanley PO Box 595 Fort Pierre SD 57532-0595 County 605-258-2884 sullyaud@venturecomm.net Sully PO Box 265 Onida SD 57564-0265 County 605-842-3621 bdesersa@trippcounty.us Todd 200 East 3rd Winner SD 57580-1806 County 605-842-1116 bdesersa@trippcounty.us Tripp 200 East 3rd Winner SD 57580-1806 County 605-297-5556 turcoaud@iw.net Turner PO Box 370 Parker SD 57053-0370 County 605-356-3047 ucauditor@iw.net Union 209 E. Main Street, Suite 200 Elk Point SD 57025-2327 County 605-649-7867 rkrein@walworthco.org Walworth PO Box 199 Selby SD 57472-0199 County 605-260-4494 patty@co.yankton.sd.us Yankton PO Box 137 Yankton SD 57078-0137 County 605-365-5204 cindy.longbrake@state.sd.us Ziebach PO Box 68 Dupree SD 57623-0068