12-18-3 Electioneering, offices, distracting communications devices, and signature gathering prohi...
Electioneering, offices, distracting communications devices, and signature gathering
prohibited near polling place--Violation as misdemeanor.
Except for sample ballots and materials
and supplies necessary for the conduct of the election, no person may, in any polling place or within
or on any building in which a polling place is located or within one hundred feet from any entrance
leading into a polling place, maintain a campaign office or public address system, or use any
communication or photographic device in a manner which repeatedly distracts, interrupts, or
intimidates any voter or election worker, or display campaign posters, signs, or other campaign
materials or by any like means solicit any votes for or against any person or political party or position
on a question submitted or which may be submitted. No person may engage in any practice which
interferes with the voter's free access to the polls or disrupts the administration of the polling place,
or conduct any petition signature gathering, on the day of an election, within one hundred feet of a
polling place. For the purposes of this section, the term, polling place, means a designated place
voters may go to vote on the day of the election or go to vote absentee. A violation of this section
is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1897, ch 60, § 39; RPolC 1903, § 1923; RC 1919, § 7273; SL 1921, ch 222, § 1; SDC
1939, §§ 16.1209, 16.9920; SL 1974, ch 118, § 103; SL 1982, ch 86, § 84; SL 1985, ch 114; SL
2008, ch 34, § 14; SL 2009, ch 69, § 5; SL 2014, ch 71, § 1.