Secretary of State

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Provide a check box on the Voter Registration Address Verification Notice to check if the person no longer lives as that address to make the process easier on the auditors when receiving these notices back. Clarify the offices an independent candidate can run for and where the petitions are to be submitted to in the notice of deadline for filing nominating petitions for the primary election and for filing independent candidate petitions. Remove language from the ExpressVote ballot rule that pertains to using an ExpressLink ballot printer at the polling place that was specific to the 2018 primary election as no county will use them in that election. Provide additional requirements to the rules on guidelines for acceptance of petitions and requirements for counting signatures on petitions pursuant to the passage of HB 1004 and 1196 during the 2018 legislative session. Amend the rule for the random sample table for statewide candidates to provide the sample size for up to 20,000 signatures being submitted. Provide additional language in the petition circulator’s oath on the statewide initiative, referendum and initiated constitutional petitions to include that the circulator is not attesting to any signature obtained by another person and that the circulator is a resident of South Dakota pursuant to the passage of HB 1196 during the 2018 legislative session. Amend the affidavit of completed ballot petition to include new language the petition sponsor(s) need to provide on each circulator pursuant to the passage of HB 1196 during the 2018 legislative session. Add a new column to the recapitulation sheet to provide for ballot counts for those counties using the new ExpressVote ballot marking device. Clarify the instructions to voters that are sent to voters voting by absentee to inform the voter that they have to pay the postage to return their absentee ballot and that the ballot must be received by the person in charge of the election before the polls close.

New content is added below as the draft rules move through the rule-making process.

Interim Rules Hearing
Important Dates
Public Hearing:
Comment Deadline:
Interim Rules Committee Hearing:
Filed-Secretary of State:
Rule Effective:

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