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How do I register to vote?

You may register at any of the following locations:

  • McCook County Auditor's Office, 130 West Essex St, Salem, SD 57058 
  • On Line at the Secretary of State's Web Site at
  • Voter Registration forms are available at Canistota City Hall, 228 Main St, Canistota, SD 57012 which will be sent to the McCook County Auditor's Office

More voter registration information is also available by clicking on this link:

How do I vote absentee?

Absentee ballot applications are available at the Finance Office located at Canistota City Hall, 228 Main St, Canistota, SD 57012.

For more information and online absentee ballot applications, click on the following link:

Where do I vote?

Primary elections are held at the Legion Hall.
School elections are held at the school.
Municipal elections are held at City Hall.

Some elections may be combined so voters will be notified prior to the election of the location.

Remember your photo identification!