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UPDATE 2 - 2018 Primary Election Clarifications
The Secretary of State's office has been receiving questions on who the vendor is for the electronic pollbooks. Brandon Campea, President of BPro, Inc., Pierre, SD, is the contact. The Secretary of State’s office does not administer the electronic pollbook system and has no control over its operation.

2018 Primary Election Clarifications
The Secretary of State’s Office is clarifying information pertaining to certain county polling location issues.

UPDATE - 2018 Primary Election Clarifications
A list of polling locations in Pennington and Hughes counties that will have extended hours for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.


Secretary of State Shantel Krebs Furthers Transparency Online Initiative
Continuing the Transparency Online Initiative that began in April 2018, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is pleased to announce four new online public searches. Previously these public records were only accessible at the Secretary of State’s office.


Primary Election Voters Encouraged to Check Voter Information Portal
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to review the Voter Information Portal on the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website before they head out to vote for the Tuesday, June 5th Primary Election.


Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to register to vote ahead of the voter registration deadline for the June 5 Primary Election.


Secretary of State Reminds Voters Not to Publicize Marked Ballots
PIERRE, SD – With absentee voting underway and voters heading to the polls on Primary Election day, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is issuing a reminder to South Dakota voters not to publicize an official, marked ballot.


Secretary of State Krebs Furthers Transparency Initiative
Since taking office in 2015, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has been committed to improving records transparency and management.


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.