Voting Information

The deadline for voter registration is 15 days before any election. Your registration card must be received by the County Auditor by this deadline to vote in the next election. Registration cards postmarked on the 15th day do not qualify as being received by the deadline.

Who Can Register?


  • Is a citizen of the United States
  • Is 18 years of age or older on the next election day
  • Is a resident of South Dakota
  • Is not under a sentence of imprisonment for any felony conviction
  • Have not been judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

Locations


You may register at any of the following locations

In addition, you may register to vote at locations which provide the following services

  • Driver’s Licenses
  • Food Stamps
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Department of Human Services offices which provide assistance to the disabled
  • Military Recruitment

Where Do I Vote?


Ward IWard II
Mueller Civic Center
801 So 6th St.
Hot Springs SD
Mueller Civic Center
801 So 6th St.
Hot Springs SD
Ward IIIWard IV
Mueller Civic Center
801 So 6th St.
Hot Springs SD
Mueller Civic Center
801 So 6th St.
Hot Springs SD

Where do I get an absentee ballot?


Absentee ballots are available for any registered voter who expects to be absent on the day of election and may be obtained through the mail or in person; a short application will need to be completed. For Municipal and all other elections please contact the County Auditor Office at (605) 745-5130 or stop by the auditor’s office located in the Fall River County Courthouse, 906 No River St.

Where do I get a petition to run for public office?


Nominating Petitions for Mayor and City Council positions may be obtained from the Finance Office and must be filed with the City Administrator. Nominating Petitions for School board positions may be obtained at the School Business Office located at 1609 University Ave. Nominating Petitions for County Commissioner positions may be obtained at the County Auditor office located at the Fall River County Courthouse, 906 No River St. Petitions may also be found on the Secretary of State’s website.