Voter Education

A Nonpartisan Resource for the June 2nd, 2020 South Dakota Primary Election

Registration Deadlines
In Person: Monday, May 18th, 2020 | By Mail: Monday, May 18th, 2020


Register to Vote | Candidates | Government Sites | Campaign Finance | Debate Schedule | Fact Checking | General Resources | Political Parties



Register to Vote / Request an Absentee Ballot


Candidates
Democratic PartyRepublican Party
Michael Bennet Donald J. Trump
Joe Biden William Floyd Weld
Cory Booker
Steve Bullock
Pete Buttigieg
Julian Castro
Bill de Blasio
John Delaney
Tulsi Gabbard
Kirsten Gillibrand
Mike Gravel
Kamala Harris
John Hickenlooper
Jay Robert Inslee
Amy Klobuchar
Wayne Messam
Seth Moulton
Beto O’Rourke
Tim Ryan
Bernie Sanders
Joe Sestak
Tom Steyer
Elizabeth Warren
Marianne Williamson
Andrew Yang

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Government Sites
  • Clay County, South Dakota – Website for Clay County. Provides links and contact information for departments and offices within the county.
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program – Provides federal voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens.
  • General Election Results – View election results and information for the state of South Dakota. Includes ballot questions, voter turnout details, and recount information.
  • General South Dakota Voting Information – Find your polling place, learn polling hours, check your voter status, and learn what forms of identification are accepted at polling places in South Dakota.
  • Presidential Election Process – Learn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions. Perfect for new voters.
  • South Dakota Election Information – 2020 calendar for Primary and General elections, including registration deadlines and absentee voting start dates.
  • South Dakota State Board of Elections – Find information on current South Dakota State Board members, including contact information, and meeting agendas and minutes.

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Campaign Finance Disclosures & Information

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Primary Debate Schedule

Democratic Party

June 26 – 27
NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo – Miami, FL
8pm – 10pm Central Standard Time

July 30 – 31
CNN – Detroit, MI

September 12 – 13
ABC News, Univision, and Hulu Live – Location TBA

Republican Party

TBA

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Fact Checking
  • Annenberg Political Fact Check – A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Monitors the “factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.” A project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Center for Public Integrity – An award-winning, nonpartisan, investigative newsroom that “uncovers abuses of power and influence.”
  • FactStream – An app developed by the Reporter Lab at Duke University, and designed for iOS devices. “FactStream helps you find the truth in American politics by bringing together the work of the three largest U.S. fact-checking organizations – the Washington Post, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org. During major events such as speeches and debates, you can follow along as our partners fact-check in real time.”
  • Newsguard – This browser extension includes a “Green-Red ratings signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.” Available for Chrome, Firefox, Firefox, and Safari.
  • Politifact – A fact-checking website owned by the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

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General Resources
  • Ballotpedia – A nonpartisan, nonprofit digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Includes neutral information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, and candidates.
  • BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide – Nonpartisan guide designed for college students.
  • League of Women Voters – “The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”
  • League of Women Voters of South Dakota – South Dakota’s League of Women Voters encourages “informed and active participation in government.”
  • Project Vote Smart – A nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization whose mission is to “provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.”
  • Public Agenda – Aims to help communities and the nation solve tough problems through research, engagement, and communication.
  • Rock the Vote – A nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging young voters.
  • TurboVote – Nonpartisan organization focused on increasing voter turnout to 80% by 2024. Texts the day before an election with a reminder and directions to your polling place.
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission – Formed in response to HAVA. State by State election day contact information. A large glossary of terms translated into 10 languages.
  • U.S. Vote Foundation – Nonpartisan voter education including “My Voter Account” which allows you to track your preferred candidates and build a sample ballot. In partnership with FactCheck.org.
  • Vote.org – Focused on voter turnout. Offers free tools and guides for voting in each state.
  • Vote411.org – A “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the election process. Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

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Political Parties

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This page is compiled and maintained by employees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.

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