How to vote for Bernie Sanders in South Dakota

South Dakota has semi-closed primaries

South Dakotans must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register By

May 23 (Monday)

Register as a democrat or undeclared by: May 23, 2016

Primary On

June 7 (Tuesday)

South Dakota Primary: June 7, 2016

South Dakota Voter Information

Get Registered

South Dakota has semi-closed primaries — South Dakotans must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

South Dakota does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

You must be registered by May 23, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Polls are open between 7AM-7PM

Find your polling place here.


More info on Voting & Registering can be found here.

Id Requirement

All voters need to show ID!

Voter Workplace Protection

Time off work for voting: 2 consecutive hours. Employer may decide when hours are taken.

Time off not required if: Employee has 2 consecutive nonwork hours when polls are open.

Time off is paid: Yes.

S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 12-3-5

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in South Dakota you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/SouthDakotaForSanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!