A Nonpartisan Resource for Clay County, South Dakota Election Information
Election Registration Deadlines
Register to Vote / Request an Absentee Ballot
Mail your signed application, with a copy of your SD driver’s license (or signed by notary) to your County Election Official.
County Auditor for Clay County:
211 W. Main St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
- South Dakota Voter Registration Information
- Clay County Auditor and Absentee Ballot Information
- South Dakota Absentee Voting Information
- 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.
Campaign Finance Disclosures & Information
- Federal Election Commission – Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.
- Follow the Money: The National Institute on Money in State Politics – “Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Provides a campaign-finance database and issue analyses.”
- OpenSecrets.org – “Nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy.”
- South Dakota Secretary of State Campaign Finance Reporting System – Includes links to South Dakota Codified Laws, important dates, and committee information.
- 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.
- 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.
- RetireGuide.com: Seniors Voting Guide – A free site dedicated to providing accurate, useful information to help seniors fulfill their retirement goals. Voting Guide addresses how to safely vote and dives into some of the issues that matter to seniors.
- Rock the Vote – A nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging young voters.
- South Dakota Public Broadcasting: 2020 Election – South Dakota guide to candidates, ballot measures, and voting methods.
- 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.
- Democratic Party – National | South Dakota
- Libertarian Party – National | South Dakota
- Republican Party – National | South Dakota
This page is compiled and maintained to the best of our ability as 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.