The South Dakota Democratic Party is working for a South Dakota where there is opportunity and progress for all people – a place where all South Dakotans are treated with dignity and have a chance to go as far as their talents and ambitions will take them. To make this vision a reality, we are working to empower, organize, and elect Democrats at every level in every corner of our state.

Interested in running for office?

The South Dakota Democratic Party wants to identify, recruit, and support candidates to run at all levels and build a diverse, representative Democratic bench in South Dakota. We can provide access to training, expert support, and options for accessing voter data for candidates around the state – just bring your passion to serve your community, and willingness to work hard to win! Please fill out the form on the right to let us know you’re interested in running – we’ll follow up via email with a package of resources to help you get started!

*Signing up as a candidate does not constitute an endorsement from the South Dakota Democratic Party, nor does it guarantee access to the voter database.


SD Secretary of State

Map of South Dakota Legislative Districts

South Dakota Election Code

South Dakota Election Laws and Administrative Rules

Municipal and School Election Information

  • Information on running for school or municipal offices.

South Dakota Voter Registration Information

  • Register to vote in South Dakota.

South Dakota Voter Information Portal

  • Check voter registration status, voting districts, and polling place.

National Democratic Training Committee

The National Democratic Training Committee is a 527 PAC that trains Democratic candidates to run for public office and any Democrats looking to make change in their communities. The NDTC offers free courses on a wide range of subjects, such as communications, field organizing, social media, finances, management, and VoteBuilder. Check out their training modules here.

SDDP Constitution

You can read the South Dakota Democratic Party Constitution here.

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SDDP Platform

You can read the SDDP’s 2020 State Convention Platform here.

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SDDP Resolutions

You can read the resolutions adopted by the 2020 State Convention here.

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Our People

Learn more about our party leaders here.

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County Parties

Find your local county party organization here.

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Learn more about the SDDP and find resources here.

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