For Immediate Release
September 28, 2021
SDDP Celebrates National Voter Registration Day
Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Democratic Party is pleased to celebrate National Voter Registration Day and encourages all South Dakotans to visit IWillVote.com to make sure they are registered to vote at their current address.
South Dakota Democrats are working hard to register voters today – National Voter Registration Day – and every day as part of our SDVote Campaign. National Voter Registration Day is a great opportunity to connect with friends and family, make sure they’re registered to vote, and do everything we can to make sure Democrats win in the upcoming elections in 2022 and beyond.
Visit IWillVote.com to easily register to vote, check to see if you’re registered, and learn important information about the voting process in South Dakota.
“South Dakotans deserve a government committed to South Dakota values like honesty, integrity, and hard work. I encourage all South Dakotans to make their voice heard by registering to vote and voting in the upcoming 2022 elections. Our government works best when all voices are at the table,” said SDDP Chair Randy Seiler.
“In the last election, we had only 66% of the voting eligible population making decisions for the rest of South Dakota. South Dakota is among the bottom half of the United States with the lowest voter turnout. Democracy works best when our government reflects all of us – the real South Dakota. Thirty-three percent – 220,575 voting eligible persons – did not participate in the 2020 SD general election. Let’s do some comparisons: it’s the 2020 general election and 261,043 ballots were cast for Trump. In 2018, 172,706 ballots were cast for Noem, and 161,171 ballots were cast for Sutton. These non-participants, but eligible persons, can literally decide elections! Let’s roll up our sleeves and have critical community conversations as to why voting is an imperative duty. We must show up and show out at the polls if we want meaningful change,” said SDDP Oceti Sakowin Caucus Chair Rep. Peri Pourier.
“Young people—particularly Millennials and Gen Z—now make up the largest sector of the voting bloc; that is, if they vote. We have the potential to change South Dakota, to get our issues on the table, and to make real, structural change. That only happens if we vote in every election. I’m asking every young person across the state: are you registered to vote? If not, will you register today? If so, will you help one more person get registered? Let’s move South Dakota forward—starting today,” said Addison Miller, President of the Young Democrats of South Dakota.