ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions concerning elections.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 12-4-2 be amended to read as follows:
12-4-2. The county auditor has complete charge of maintaining and safeguarding the voter
registration records in the county. The county auditor shall retain all voter registration records in the
auditor's office in paper or electronic form. All such records shall be open to public inspection at all
times during office hours, except pursuant to § 12-4-9.
Voter registration shall be conducted by each county auditor and municipal finance officer. Voter
registration shall be available at the secretary of state's office and at those locations which provide
driver licenses; food stamps; temporary assistance for needy families; women, infants, and children
nutrition program; medicaid; military recruitment; and assistance to the disabled as provided by the
Department of Human Services.
Section 2. That § 12-4-9 be amended to read as follows:
12-4-9. The county auditor shall maintain and safeguard a file of voters in computer format that
contains each person registered in each voting precinct within the county. This file shall be known
as the master registration file and shall be, at all times during office hours, open to public inspection.
However, public access to social security numbers and driver license numbers contained in the
master registration file shall be prohibited. Public access to each voter's day and month of birth shall
be restricted. Public access to the voter's year of birth is not restricted. The master registration file
shall contain all information from each voter's registration card. The master registration file shall also
include the date of the last election the voter has voted in and when the voter's information was last
updated. The master registration file may also contain additional voter history information.
Section 3. That § 12-4-4.11 be amended to read as follows:
12-4-4.11. If an overseas citizen who has never resided in South Dakota is eligible to register to
vote pursuant to § 12-4-4.4 as the adult child of an overseas citizen and has not reached the age of
twenty-two, the voter registration of the adult child shall be accompanied by a photocopy of the adult
child's United States passport identification page and an overseas registrant form indicating where
the adult child's parent is registered to vote in South Dakota. The State Board of Elections shall
promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, concerning the overseas registrant form.
Section 4. That § 12-20-37 be amended to read as follows:
12-20-37. The secretary of state shall provide for the guidance and direction of the county auditor
in making the returns according to law.
Section 5. That § 12-4-24.1 be repealed.
An Act to revise certain provisions concerning elections.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
SENATE as Bill No. 128
Secretary of the Senate
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Speaker of the House
Senate Bill No. 128
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State