State and Federal Election Resources available

In case you hadn’t heard, there is an important election coming up on November 2.  There are a variety of resources available online for election and voter registration information.  For South Dakota, the go-to place for information is the Secretary of State’s Web site at http://www.sdsos.gov/index.shtm.  On this page, you can click on the Elections & Voter Registration box for a large amount of information related to current and past elections.  Would you like to become a poll worker?  Find out how by visiting the election process page.  Voters can also verify registration, look at sample ballots, find the location of their polling place and track absentee ballots. 

Nationally, the USA.gov Web site at http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.shtml has information relating to each state, as well as voter assistance for those in uniform or residing overseas, and a voting rights and discrimination page. 

The United States Election Assistance Commission at http://www.eac.gov/ not only has resources for voters, but also information on how ballots are created, what makes a good ballot, voting system testing, and election management resources, among other topics.

In South Dakota Poll Hours for all elections are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm local time. 

— Susan Schleicher, Information Services Associate

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