School bond votes in South Dakota won't be moved to primary or general elections
Proponents say voter turnout too low in high-dollar decisions
South Dakota school boards won’t have to hold their multi-million dollar bond elections the same day as a primary or general election.
That’s because a measure that sought to force school boards to conduct bond elections during those times was killed on the House floor Monday with a 28-42 vote.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Aaron Aylward, had proposed requiring school boards to hold votes on financing new building projects in conjunction with the primary or general elections to increase voter turnout and create efficiencies for local governments.