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AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to  revise the procedure for updating the voter registration list.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section  1.  That § 12-4-18 be amended to read as follows:
     12-4-18.   The Department of Health, in conjunction with preparation of abstracts of vital statistics records made pursuant to §   34-25-46, shall prepare an abstract for the county auditor, listing names and addresses of voters who have been residents of that county and have died.
     The register of deeds shall deliver a list of the names and addresses of all persons who have died and whose death certificates were filed in the office during the previous month to the county auditor of the decedent's county of residency by the tenth day of each month.
     The clerk of courts shall, within fifteen days after the close of each month, prepare and deliver to the auditor an abstract from the records of the names of persons declared mentally incompetent, convicted, and sentenced for a felony, or for whom an application or petition for probate is filed, in the preceding month. The clerk of courts shall give notice in all felony cases including those sentenced to probation. The notice shall be sent to the county auditor of the county in which the person declared incompetent or convicted resides. The county auditor shall remove from the master registration list the names of persons identified in accordance with the information provided pursuant to this section and may remove names published in an obituary.
     Section  2.  That § 12-4-19 be amended to read as follows:
     12-4-19.   The name of any voter on the active registration list who has failed to vote, has not updated the voter's registration information, and has not replied to a confirmation mailing at least once during the last preceding four consecutive years shall be sent a nonforwardable return-if-undeliverable address verification request or the name of the voter may be submitted to a national change of address licensee of the United States Postal Service to determine if the voter's

address has changed. If the request is undeliverable or the national change of address licensee indicates that the voter's address has changed, then a confirmation mailing prescribed by the State Board of Elections shall be sent. This determination shall be made by each county auditor between January first and November fifteenth of each odd-numbered year.


An Act to revise the procedure for updating the voter registration list.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1009

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Chief Clerk
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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1009
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State