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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.


Secretary of State Proposes Further Budget Cuts to Own Office
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has proposed a 2.49% budget reduction to the office’s state fiscal year 2019 budget.


Secretary of State Sees Steady Decrease in Conceal Carry Weapon Permits
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced the state saw a decline in new and renewed conceal carry weapon permits issued in 2017.


Second Ballot Question Petition Validated for 2018 General Election
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated measure prohibiting contributions to ballot question committees by non-residents, out-of-state political committees, and entities that are not filed with the Secretary of State was validated and filed by her office. It is the second ballot question to be placed on the November 6, 2018 General Election Ballot. It will be titled Initiated Measure 24.


First 2018 Ballot Question Petition Validated by Secretary of State
Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the petition submitted for an initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions was validated and filed by her office.