Information about school elections
to be in the school board minutes.
ENTITLED, An Act to require each school board to provide certain information regarding school elections in the school board minutes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 13-7 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
For the most recent annual school election conducted in each school district as provided in § 13-7-10, each school board shall provide in the school board minutes the following information:
(1) The number of registered voters of the school district on the date voter registration closes;
(2) The number of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election;
(3) The percentage of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election; and
(4) If the election was held in conjunction with a regular municipal election as provided in § 13-7-10.1 or with the regular June primary as provided in § 13-7-10.3.
If the annual election was not conducted because there was neither a contested vacancy on the school board nor any question submitted to the voters, the school board shall provide that information in the school board minutes.
Section 2. That chapter 13-7 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
The school election information required in section 1 of this Act shall be provided within sixty days of the official canvass.
Signed February 8, 2018