Test Your Absentee Voting Knowledge 

Do you know the ins and outs of absentee voting? Test your know-how with our quiz!  

Absentee voting is an important choice for many voters.

This process allows some voters who otherwise would have difficulty casting a ballot to exercise this important right. 

Have you ever voted absentee? Test your knowledge about the process and perhaps learn a thing or two along the way! 

1. What is an absentee ballot? 

  • A) A ballot that you can fill out in advance in person, return by mail, or deliver to your county auditor's office. 
  • B) A ballot that you can use if you are going to be absent from the state on Election Day. 
  • C) A ballot you can print out online and return to your county auditor via mail or hand delivery. 
  • D) All of the above. 

2. Who in South Dakota is allowed to vote with an absentee ballot? 

  • A) People with disabilities who find it difficult to get to their voting location on Election Day. 
  • B) Elderly people who have difficulty driving or getting a ride to their voting location on Election Day. 
  • C) Anyone who finds that voting early, before Election Day, works better for them. 
  • D) All of the above. 

3. Which of the following statements about absentee ballots are true? 

  • A) Voting by absentee ballot is the same as voting early. 
  • B) You can vote early at your county auditor's office. Just go there and ask for an absentee ballot and vote on the spot. 
  • C) Voting by mail is simply voting with an absentee ballot and then mailing it. 
  • D) All of the above. 

4. If you choose to deliver your absentee ballot to your county auditor's office, rather than mailing it, which of the following people can deliver it for you? 

  • A) Your mom. 
  • B) An authorized messenger.
  • C) A neighbor. 
  • D) A coworker.

5. Voting early is a sure-fire way to make sure your vote won't be counted.  

  • True 
  • False

Want to vote absentee? Check online with the South Dakota Sec. of State's office to get all the details you need. 




  1. D
  2. D
  3. D
  4. B
  5. False