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Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline Approaching





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 10, 2018
CONTACT: Kristin Gabriel at (605) 773-3537 or Kristin.Gabriel@state.sd.us

PIERRE, SD – Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to register to vote ahead of the voter registration deadline for the June 5 Primary Election.

“As South Dakotan’s we value our right to vote and appreciate the freedom we have to voice our opinions at the ballot box,” noted Secretary Krebs. “In order for an unregistered South Dakotan to participate in the June 5th Primary Election, their voter registration form must be received by their County Auditor by 5 PM local time on 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, 2018, 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 No Party Affiliation. Republicans have a closed primary and only registered Republicans will be able to participate in that primary election. 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.

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