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Absentee Voting begins April 20th for South Dakota Primary Election
Absentee voting will begin for registered voters in South Dakota on Friday, April 20th, 46 days prior to the primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Medical Marijuana Ballot Question Petition Rejected by Secretary of State
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use was rejected by her office.


Ballot Question Petition Validated for 2018 General Election Ballot
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated measure to establish a cap on the price a State agency may pay for a prescription drug was validated and filed by her office.


Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Primary Election Ballot Order Drawing
Deputy Secretary of State of Election Services Kea Warne will be conducting the ballot order drawing for the 2018 Primary election ballot on Monday, April 2 at 10 AM central time. The drawing for the statewide and legislative candidate’s ballot order will take place in the Secretary of State’s office in the Capitol at 500 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 204, Pierre, SD 57501.

Secretary of State Seeking Constitutional Amendment Y Opponent Statement
The South Dakota Secretary of State is seeking an opponent statement for Constitutional Amendment Y, an amendment to the South Dakota Constitution revising certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims, to include in the ballot question information pamphlet for the Primary election.


Deadlines for Filing Candidate Nominating Petitions
Today is the deadline for partisan candidates to file nominating petitions for the June 5, 2018 Primary election.


Vote by Mail Ballot Question Petition Rejected by Secretary of State
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated measure allowing certain elections to be conducted through a voting-by-mail process was rejected by her office.


Secretary of State Implements Legal Firewall
The Office of the Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has implemented a legal firewall separating Secretary Krebs from any information pertaining to the 2018 United States House of Representatives election to protect the integrity of her office and the election process.

Non-Partisan Redistricting Ballot Question Petition Rejected by Secretary of State
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution providing for state legislative redistricting by a commission was rejected by her office.


Open Primary Elections Ballot Question Petition Rejected by Secretary of State
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing open primary elections was rejected by her office.


Third Ballot Question Petition Validated for 2018 General Election Ballot
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated measure to increase the State tobacco tax and create a postsecondary technical institute fund for the purposes of lowering student tuition and providing financial support to the State postsecondary technical institutes was validated and filed by her office.


Clay County Auditor Carri Crum Appointed to Serve on US EAC Standards Board
Clay County Auditor Carri Crum has been named the newest member of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission EAC Standards Board.


Buckingham Appointed as New Member of State Board of Elections
Today Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced new appointee Michael Buckingham of Rapid City for the seven-member, bipartisan Board of Elections.


Secretary of State Sees 13 Percent Increase in Business Filings
With the release of the fourth quarter business and economic data analysis report, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that South Dakota ended the fourth quarter of 2017 with new business filings reaching the highest number since 2013.