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What voter I.D. requirements do you need to vote on Election Day?

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Today is national voter registration day and, just six weeks from today, will be election day.

If you have questions or haven't registered to vote yet, there's still time.

KSFY News met with south Dakota's secretary of state to find out what is needed to register

The deadline to register to vote is October 22nd. And if your address has changed or if you've never registered before, it's not too late.

If you have questions about the registration process, what I.D. you need or what you can do if you don't have I.D., there are options.

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant wants people to go out and vote. He's making a few appearances today as part of national voter registration day. Gant says there are many opportunities to register in the state, but voter's should still bring I.D. on election day .

Gant said it is recommended that people bring a photo I.D., that could be your drivers license, state identification card, even your college identification card. if you happen to come to the voting place and you have forgotten, you can sign a personal affidavit, swearing that you are who you say you are but the easiest way is to just bring your photo id and cast your ballot."

Gant added "the voter registration system here in South Dakota is very simple. the form is very simple, there are just minimal amounts of information we need on that. and you can get those voter registration forms from the web site, you can go to the secretary of state's site at sdsos.gov. you can go to any county auditor."

If you don't have Internet access, you can go to your local library to use a computer and go to the secretary of state's web site. On the site, you even can find if you are registered or not and where you can go to vote.

While South Dakota does have a photo I.D. requirement to vote,  previously registered voters in Minnesota and Nebraska are not required to show I.D..

Iowa suggests voters bring I.D..

First time voters in those states merely have to provide proof of residency to register, usually in the form of a state I.D. or a utility bill.

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