South Dakota

South Dakota

  Voting Population

Eligibility (73.9% eligible to vote)
South Dakota entered the Union in November 1889, one of four states admitted in the first part of that month, the busiest period of new-statehood creation in U.S. history. South Dakota is reliably Republican in presidential elections – only voting Democratic four times, most recently in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson won a landslide victory over Barry Goldwater. South Dakota is one of seven states with the minimum three electoral votes. In 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a margin of 30 points.

South Dakota has 3 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Pierre, SD   •   2020 Population: 903,027   •   US Representatives: 1

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
65%
Republican
2016 Presidential (36.8% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (23.5% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for South Dakota. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Mike Rounds Profile Picture
 Mike Rounds
U.S. Senator
502 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-5842
     
John Thune Profile Picture
 John Thune
U.S. Senator
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-2321
     
Dusty Johnson Profile Picture
 Dusty Johnson
U.S. Representative
1508 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
 (202) 225-2801
     
Kristi Noem Profile Picture
 Kristi Noem
Governor of South Dakota
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3212
   
Larry Rhoden Profile Picture
 Larry Rhoden
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3212
 
Chris Nelson Profile Picture
 Chris Nelson
SD Public Utilities Commissioner
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3201
 chris.nelson@state.sd.us
 
Kristie Fiegen Profile Picture
 Kristie Fiegen
SD Public Utilities Commissioner
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3201
 kristie.fiegen@state.sd.us
 
Gary Hanson Profile Picture
 Gary Hanson
SD Public Utilities Commissioner
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3201
 gary.hanson@state.sd.us
 
Steve Barnett Profile Picture
 Steve Barnett
SD Secretary of State
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3537
 
Rich Sattgast Profile Picture
 Rich Sattgast
SD State Auditor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3341
 stateauditor@state.sd.us
 
Ryan Brunner Profile Picture
 Ryan Brunner
SD School and Public Lands Commissioner
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3303
 
Josh Haeder Profile Picture
 Josh Haeder
SD State Treasurer
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3378
 
Jason R. Ravnsborg Profile Picture
 Jason R. Ravnsborg
SD Attorney General
1302 East Highway 14
Pierre, SD 57501
 (605) 773-3215
   

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

South Dakota will cast 3 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Auditor:

The Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog of the commonwealth. This person is responsible for using annual audits to ensure that all government money is spent legally and properly.

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

Treasurer:

Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

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