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South Dakota Senate Bill 13 (2010)

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South Dakota Senate Bill 13 (2010)
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Legislature:South Dakota Legislature
Text:As Enrolled
Sponsor(s):Transportation Committee
Legislative History
Introduced:January 12, 2010
State house:February 24, 2010
Vote (lower house):Y69, N1
State senate:January 21, 2010
Vote (upper house):Y33, N1
Governor:Mike Rounds
Signed:March 8, 2010
Legal Environment
State law:Laws governing the initiative
process in South Dakota

South Dakota Senate Bill 13 was introduced in the South Dakota Legislature. It was signed by Governor Mike Rounds (R) on March 8, 2010.[1][2]


SB 13 recognized signatures as valid if the signer was on the active voter registration list at the time he or she signed the petition. In addition, the law requires the circulator's signature to be notarized. The law allowed secondary elections which do not involve federal races to use hand counted, rather than electronically marked, ballots. The law required the state to produce sample ballots at least 45 days prior to an election. The act permitted voters covered under the "Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act" to request that their ballot be sent electronically. The bill additionally set procedures for handling absentee ballot which do not meet the legal requirements for opening, and the law details the items county auditors must provide to the recount board.[1]

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