The sooner the Registrar’s office receives a ballot, the sooner it is processed for the first release of election night results, officials said.
Voters are asked to sign and date their return envelope, seal their completed ballot inside and return it by mail promptly to make sure it arrives at the Registrar’s office before Election Day on Nov. 8.
There is also the option to use one of the Registrar’s 141 official ballot drop boxes. The new standalone boxes feature the Registrar’s logo along with the county seal and are labeled “Official Ballot Drop Box.”
In-person voting is available too. Voters can cast their ballot at the Registrar’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Starting Saturday, Oct. 29, 39 vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting Saturday, Nov. 5, 218 vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All vote center locations and the Registrar’s official ballot drop boxes will be open on Election Day when voting hours change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For a complete list of vote center and ballot drop box locations go to sdvote.com.