South Dakota's general election will feature a new voting system

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May 12, 2010

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PIERRE, South Dakota: Forget paper ballots. In South Dakota voters in the general election will have the option of using email, faxes and the internet to request and receive access to absentee ballots. Specifically the new voting system, however, will only be available for residents currently overseas or military voters stationed outside the state. The new system was created to comply with a new federal law known as MOVE, which aims to provide better voting access to military and overseas voters. Several states have already adjusted primary election dates in order to mail absentee ballots for the November general election on time. Despite South Dakota's new system, voters will have to print the ballot and oath forms, fill them out and hand sign them. The ballots will then have to be submitted via military and U.S. mails.[1]

According to officials the state is waiting until after July 1, following the June 8 primary election July 1, to activate the new system.

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