State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

861T0155   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1008  

Introduced by:    The Committee on Local Government at the request of the State Board of Elections
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the grounds for challenges for people making application for ballots during an election.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 12-18-10 be amended to read as follows:
    12-18-10. If a person makes an application for ballots, or if an absentee ballot has been cast, the person's right to vote at that poll and election may be challenged only as to the person's identity as the person registered whom the person claims to be or on grounds that within fifteen days preceding the election the person has been convicted of a felony or received a disqualifying sentence for a felony conviction or has been declared by proper authority to be mentally incompetent. The proceedings shall be conducted before the precinct superintendent and precinct deputies who shall determine from the evidence presented whether or not the person is permitted to vote and the. The members of the precinct election board shall indicate beside the name on the registration list the ground stated and the result of the precinct election board's decision.


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