South Dakota - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: open
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed


Primary Type Definitions



  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party at voter registration.


Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • The Democratic Party allows party members and unaffiliated voters to participate in their primaries. Voting in the Democratic Primary does not alter unaffiliated status.
  • Only registered Republicans are allowed to participate in the Republican primary.
  • Voter registration closes 15 days before the primary election.

State Partners:

Open Primaries South Dakota

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published this page in What's happening in your state? 2015-06-10 18:22:48 -0400