The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner. If you can’t make it to the polls on November 6th, 2018 but still want your voice heard, you’ll need to submit an absentee ballot.
In states such as South Dakota, a notary public must sign and notarize your absentee ballot as a measure of security to confirm your identity.
We want all Americans to feel empowered to participate in their democracy, regardless of availability or circumstance. If your state accepts electronic notarizations, Notarize will notarize your absentee ballot for free.
How to Notarize South Dakota Absentee Ballots
Through Notarize, you can notarize your state’s ballot application—plus thousands of other forms and documents—online from your computer, tablet, or phone. There’s no need to search for nearby notaries, and you don’t need to leave your home or office. Notarize is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can complete your ballot in three easy steps:
- Click to start filling out your absentee ballot.
- Confirm your identity using your driver’s license or passport.
- Finally, connect with a live notary public over audio/video—much like Skype or FaceTime—who will confirm your identity and electronically notarize your ballot.
Absentee voting occurs up to Election Day and is recorded by your county clerk’s office. States vary on when the absentee ballot is due, so be sure to confirm the deadlines for submitting absentee ballots in person, by mail, and online.
South Dakota residents can begin filling out their absentee ballot here.
Unfortunately, due to existing state law, North Carolina will not accept electronically notarized documents.