RV voters face tougher residency requirements under election reforms coming July 1
Voter-roll updates, drop-box bans part of a series of legislative adjustments to South Dakota's balloting process
“Election integrity” and “ballot security” have increasingly become part of the political lexicon since 2020 when former President Donald Trump started making unfounded claims about widespread voter fraud.
And though the validity of South Dakota’s presidential election outcomes have never been in question, that hasn’t prevented auditors and the Secretary of State’s Office here from facing the same pressures their counterparts in other states are to tighten up election rules, transparency and reporting requirements.
That’s why the South Dakota Legislature this year adopted a series of election reform measures aimed at strengthening the security of South Dakota elections and increasing voter confidence in the state’s election laws, according to backers of the changes.
“We took a secure and user-friendly election system and made it even better,” House Majority Leader Will Mortenson said. “We worked as a big team to keep South Dakota the model for election integrity and voter access.”
Here’s a look at some of the election-related legislation set to become law July 1.
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