South Dakota Primary: June 2, 2020
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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.
You must be registered by May 18, 2020.
Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.
Vote on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 7am-7pm.
Find your polling place here: https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx
You can request your absentee ballot as early as 1/1/2020.
All voters who appear at a polling place must show proof of identification
Paid time off required, up to two hours. Not required if employee has two consecutive non-work hours available while polls are open
Vote Early in South Dakota! South Dakotans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on June 2 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!
Early voting in South Dakota begins April 17 and ends on June 1.
Absentee voting and early voting begins – April 17, 2020
Registered voters can vote in-person once Absentee Voting begins at their County Auditor’s office by bringing along a valid photo identification card (ID). If a voter does not have a photo ID, they must be given the option to sign a personal identification affidavit and vote a regular ballot.
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!
If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.
Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?How to become a delegate in South Dakota
South Dakota has 21 delegates
Superdelegates: Thomas Daschle, Paula A. Hawks, Deb J. Knecht, Randy Seiler, Bill E. Walsh
Filing period to become a District Delegate: February 10 – March 9, 2020
Regional /Legislative District Caucuses: March 14, 2020
Statewide Caucus in Pierre: March 21, 2020
Primary: June 2, 2020
File to become a PLEO or At Large Delegate: June 12, 2020
State Convention/State Party Central Committee: June 20, 2020
District Delegates (9) District level Alternates (2)
At Large Delegates (3)
PLEO Delegates (2)
You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.
Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair
3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of South Dakota’s National Convention Delegates on June 20, 2020 at the State Convention. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.
Convention Pages (11)
Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 20, 2020.
If you have questions contact the South Dakota Democratic Party.
If you have any questions about voting in South Dakota you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.
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