Democrats, Independents, and Non-Affliated Voters Encouraged to Participate in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Elections

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party encourages Democrats, Independents, and Non-affliated voters to participate in South Dakota’s Democratic primary elections on TuesdayWhile independent and no party affiliation voters are excluded from participating in Republican primary elections in South Dakota, they are welcome to vote in Democratic primary elections. Though there are no statewide Democratic primary races, there are legislative primaries in Districts 1, 15, 21, and 27. Also, all voters can vote on the proposed Constitutional Amendment Y and in any municipal or local races taking place on June 5.

“The Democratic Party is committed to strengthening voter participation. That is why the South Dakota Democratic Party has opened primary voting to Independent and non-affiliated voters. Independents and voters with no party affiliation may vote in the Democratic primaries by simply requesting the Democratic ballot at their polling place.” said Sam Parkinson, Executive Director of the South Dakota Democratic Party. 

To help ensure maximum voter participation in the Primary, the South Dakota Democratic Party today announced the availability of a Voter Protection Hotline for the June 5th Democratic Primary elections. Any Democratic, Independent, or Non-affliated voter that encounters a problem voting in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary elections is encouraged to contact the South Dakota Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Hotline at 833-336-VOTE for assistance.

Registered South Dakota voters can vote early in the office of their County Auditor until 5 p.m. Monday, June 4. Polls are open on Tuesday June 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Voters can find their polling location at the South Dakota Voter Information Portal.