Voter Registration

Voter registration forms and absentee ballots available at

The deadline for registration is 15 days before any election. Your registration card must be received by the Lincoln County Auditor's Office by this deadline to vote in the next election. Registration cards post marked on the 15th day do not qualify as being received by the deadline.

You can register to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are 18 years of age or older on the next election day
  • You are a resident of South Dakota
  • You are not under a sentence of imprisonment for any felony conviction
  • You have not been judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

You may register at any of the following locations:

  • Lincoln County Auditor's Office, 100 East 5th Street, Canton, SD
  • On Line at the Secretary of State's Web Site at
  • Voter Registration forms are available at Tea City Hall, 600 E 1st Street, Tea, SD which will be sent to the Lincoln County Auditor's Office

In addition, you may register to vote at locations which provide the following services:

  • Driver's Licenses
  • Food Stamps
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Department of Human Services offices which provide assistance to the disabled
  • Military Recruitment

For additional information call the Canton County Auditor's Office at 605-764-2581 or visit the South Dakota Secretary of State website at:

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