Election Day 2018: What to know before heading to the polls

SOUTH DAKOTA - After months of campaigning, the 2018 midterm election has arrived.

Voters in South Dakota will decide on the state's next governor, U.S. Representative, state legislature representatives, and five ballot questions.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are not sure of where your polling station is, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal. In the portal, you will see your county and legislative district, polling station’s address; as well as a sample ballot you can study.

When you go to the polls Tuesday, you will need valid photo identification.

Approved IDs are:

• South Dakota driver's license or nondriver ID card
• U.S. government photo ID (passport is acceptable)
• U.S. Armed Forces ID
• Current student photo identification card from a South Dakota high school or South Dakota accredited institution of higher education
• Tribal photo ID

If you don’t have a photo ID, you can sign a personal identification affidavit, allowing you to vote a regular ballot.

Besides electing state officials, voters will decide the fate of five ballot measures:

• Constitutional Amendment W – changing campaign finance and lobbying laws
• Constitutional Amendment X – increasing the number of votes needed to approve a constitutional amendment
• Constitutional Amendment Z – establishes that proposed constitutional amendments may embrace only one subject
• Initiated Measure 24 – prohibiting contributions to ballot question committees by non-residents and out-of-state political committees
• Initiated Measure 25 – increase the state tobacco tax to fund postsecondary technical schools

You can study these issues in the state’s 2018 Ballot Question Pamphlet.

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Gubernatorial candidates:
Kristi Noem
Billie Sutton

House of Representatives candidates:
Tim Bjorkman
Dusty Johnson
Ron Wieczorek
George Hendrickson

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Ballot Questions:
Initiated Measure 25
Amendment W