Some things go better if you’re prepared.

Get ready to vote now to make your voice heard!

The fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is fighting back against attempts to curtail an essential right in our democracy, the right to vote.

Here are a few ways you can be prepared to get your vote in easily, get your vote counted, and make sure your voice is heard in South Dakota:

  • Check your voter registration status at least 30 days before the election.

  • Locate your polling place and note the hours of operation. 

  • Consider voting early or absentee if possible. If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.

  • Make sure your ID is valid and up to date.

  • If anyone challenges you about voting, don't get mad - get help or call our voting information hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683).

For detailed information on how you can help protect your right to vote in South Dakota, download a PDF copy of our Let Me Vote: Know Your Rights in South Dakota pamphlet below or contact us to request a copy to be mailed to you.