(Senate Bill 184)
An Act to require the sorting of absentee ballots.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 12-19-43 be AMENDED.
12-19-43. Review--Sorting--Processing--Absentee Ballots.
The county auditor
the board to meet on election day prior to the closing of the polls
for the sole purpose of reviewing the absentee voters' affidavits
appearing on the sealed ballot envelopes, if in the auditor's
judgment this procedure shall be necessary due to the number of
absentee ballots received. The absentee ballots
opened, stamped, and placed in the ballot box or processed by an
automatic tabulating machine, but under no circumstances shall the
ballots be manually counted nor any vote totals printed or displayed
by any tabulating machine prior to the closing of the polls. If
ballots are processed by an automatic tabulating machine prior to the
closing of the polls, the resolution board shall be present and
notification of such processing shall be provided to each county
party chairperson at least ten days before the election.
Signed March 18, 2021
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