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South Dakota Democratic Party and SD Young Dems Announce SDVote Initiative to Register Voters

Rueben Engelhart and Kellen Returns From Scout register voters at the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Wacipi. 

Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) announced SDVote, an initiative to register and engage new voters all across the state, with an emphasis on young people and folks living in rural and tribal communities. 

“South Dakota is strongest when all voices have a seat at the table. SDDP is proud to collaborate with the South Dakota Young Dems to focus on engaging young people and those in rural and tribal communities who have been left behind in our democracy. We’re fighting every day for investments in great education, accessible and affordable high quality healthcare, and good paying jobs. To make progress on these important issues, we need to elect candidates who are working for the people of South Dakota and an essential part of that is encouraging everyone to register and vote,” said Randy Seiler, Chair of the South Dakota Democratic Party. 

“Young people in South Dakota are ready to make their voices heard. Their energy and excitement is undeniable. I am asking every young person in the state who will be 18 by the next election: are you registered to vote? We need your voice, and the South Dakota Young Dems are excited to work with the SDDP to register as many new voters as possible,” said South Dakota Young Dems President Addison Miller. 

Every community across our state deserves a seat at the table, and South Dakota Democrats are committed to a fair voting process where everyone can make their voice heard. Building on South Dakota values like hard work, integrity, and community, we are working to elect Democrats who will advocate for the policies that will help all South Dakotans thrive. We are listening, organizing, and empowering leaders who are dedicated to making government work for all of us in every corner of our great state.

South Dakotans can register to vote by visiting the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website, finding SDVote volunteers at your local pow wow, county fair, or arts festival, or visiting our website at