South Dakota voter registration at all-time high

PIERRE, S.D. (KSFY) - Voter registration is at an all-time high in South Dakota, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

“It is great to live in South Dakota where citizens do not take their right to vote for granted. I am proud to see our voter registration reach an all-time high,” Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said in a press release.

This year, a total of 544,402 South Dakotans are registered to vote. That is 252,102 Republicans; 170,711 Democrats; 118,639 Independents; 1,619 Libertarians; and 500 Constitutionalists.

In 2006, only 507,132 South Dakotans were registered to vote. That was 240,101 Republicans; 190,905 Democrats; 74,608 Independents; and 1,518 others.

The last time Republicans did not have a majority of voter registrations in South Dakota was in 1978. There were 193,345 Democrats; 191,766 Republicans; and 35,707 Independents.

Voter registration tracking numbers and voter registration by county can be viewed at the links on the right.