Yes. Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in the state of South Dakota. Absentee ballots generally are available six (6) weeks prior to an election. You can print out an absentee ballot application online through the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, and mail or deliver it to your county auditor’s office. An application for an absentee ballot must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. You can also visit your county auditor’s office prior to Election Day, fill out an application for an absentee ballot, and complete and submit your absentee ballot in person. When voting by absentee ballot, you must return your completed absentee ballot to the county auditor’s office by the close of polls on Election Day.
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