We pray together - We vote together.
Ensure the voice of your tiospaye in South Dakota is heard this year!
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can stand for our treaty rights and sovereignty!
Voting serves all of us. Thank you for your commitment.
1) Are you a SD resident?
2) Will you be 18 (or older) by November 8, 2022?
3) Are you registered to vote?
4) Is your address and name current?
We are committed to increasing American Indian political participation and Native American Voter registration in South Dakota. Let's empower our communities so public policy reflects our indigenous values, knowledge, and commitment to justice.
Native American Voter registration: You can register by mail to vote in South Dakota by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Who can register to vote? To register in South Dakota you must:
Can I register to vote online?
Can I submit voter registration forms by mail?
Find Your Polling Place
You can find your polling place online by visiting the Voter Information Portal. Your polling place is also listed on your voter acknowledgement notice that you received from the county election official after registering.
When are Polling Places Open?
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.
All voters who appear at a polling place must show proof of identification (SDCL12-18-6.1). Approved forms of photo identification include:
If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal identification affidavit, and will still be allowed to vote a regular ballot.
If you are voting for the first time and intend to vote by absentee ballot, please visit our absentee voting page.
Am I Registered?
You are not registered to vote until your application has been processed and accepted by your county election official. If accepted, the county election official will send you an acknowledgement notice. If you do not receive an acknowledgement notice within 15 days of the date you submitted your application, contact your county election official. To check if you are registered, visit the voter information portal. If you are not registered to vote, please visit our voter registration page.
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Inajin Ye / Inajin Yo | Stand Up is a nonpartisan Native American Voter registration, education, and information initiative in South Dakota of Oaye Luta Okolakiciye (Moving Forward in a Sacred Way).
Our goals for these upcoming elections are to ensure, facilitate, and champion voter participation – whether by helping register voters, promoting non-partisan voter guides, or assisting with get-out-the-vote efforts – we want to make sure that everyone can and will use their voice and vote in 2022.
The effort does not support or oppose candidates for public office. Nor does the effort support any partisan statements or endorsements expressed by members of NativesVote.org. All activities will be conducted in a nonpartisan manner in compliance with IRS rules and regulations and will not constitute prohibited political activity.