Things to remember on Election Day

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Many people have gone in for early voting, but for those who haven't you can still go to your polling place Tuesday, but there are a few things to keep in mind before doing so. Here are some of the dos and don'ts for Election Day.

To be able to vote on Election day you only need to bring one thing, some form of ID.

"South Dakota drivers license, passport, military ID, a South Dakota school ID, tribal ID, as long as it's a photo ID they need to bring that with them," says auditor elect Cindy Mohler.

It's also important to do a few things before you get to your polling place, like find out where it is which you can do on the Secretary of State's voter information portal website or by calling the auditors office. Being informed about who and what you will vote for is also important.

"Helps if you've read up on the candidates so you know how you're going to vote once you get there. That's always a good plan," says Mohler.

You can also bring a filled out sample ballot to remember how you want to vote, but you should remember to take it with you after you leave and don't have anything that shows who you're voting for when you arrive at your polling place.

"Don't wear any campaign material you know, T-shirts, buttons, hats, coats, those kinds of things. Make sure you leave those in your car," Mohler says.

The auditor's office estimated more than a thousand people would come in to vote today and they're ready for tomorrow when votes need to be counted.

"We're excited about the day it's gonna be busy and hopefully people will get out and vote," says Mohler.

It might be popular to share that you voted on social media, but you can't take a selfie with a filled out ballot. You could take a picture of your ballot before filling it out though or you could just wait and take a picture with your sticker saying that you voted.

The polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and you can check where your polling place is on the Secretary of State's Voter Information Portal or by calling the auditor's office.