May 25, 2022





Election Important Dates

Absentee Voting for the General Election Starts – September 18, 2020

Last Day to Register to Vote – October 19th, 2020

General Election Date – November 3, 2020


Are You Registered to Vote?


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If you are not registered or you need to report a name, address or party change use this Voter Registration!

Please print. Complete the entire form and return to the Auditor’s office.

McPherson Co. Auditor
P.O. Box 390
Leola, SD 57456

The deadline for voter registration is 15 days before any election.
Your form must be received by the county auditor by this deadline if you are to vote in the next election.


Absentee Ballots

If you are unable to attend your polling place in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must request an absentee ballot from the Auditor’s office by submitting an Absentee Ballot Application. You will then receive your absentee ballot. The voter then returns the completed ballot to the Auditor’s office. When Absentee voting begins a voter who has requested an absentee ballot may come in and vote in the Auditor’s office.

In South Dakota, the County Election Official must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before the election. Make sure you are registered to vote before you apply for an absentee ballot. You can confirm your registration by visiting the Voter Information Portal


Absentee Ballot Application


•Ensure you are registered to vote. If you are unsure, confirm your registration Here

•Download and print an Absentee Ballot Application and send it to your County Election Official.

**In the event of confinement because of sickness or disability, a qualified voter may apply in writing and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger. An authorized messenger delivers the ballot from the County Election Official to the qualified voter and then delivers the marked ballot to the County Election Official. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00 p.m. the day of the election.**