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 is a 2010 South Dakota elections reform law that 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 also allows secondary elections which do not involve federal races to use hand counted, rather than electronically marked, ballots. The law also requires the state to produce sample ballots at least 45 days prior to an election. The act also permits voters covered under the "Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act" to request that their ballot be sent electronically. The bill additionally sets 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][2]

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