2020 House Bill 1051 - Introduced

SDLRC - 2020 House Bill 1051 - SD Legislature revise certain provisions regarding public access to voter registration data.

20.510.9 95th Legislative Session 400

2020 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1051

Introduced by: The Committee on Local Government at the request of the State Board of Elections

An Act to revise certain provisions regarding public access to voter registration data.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 12-4-9 be AMENDED:

12-4-9. Master registration file--Contents--Public inspection--Limitations.

The county auditor shall maintain and safeguard a file of voters in computer format that contains the information of each person registered in each voting precinct within the county. This file shall be known as the master registration file and shall be, at all times during office hours, open to public inspection. However, public access to social security numbers and, driver license numbers, and dates of birth contained in the master registration file shall be is prohibited. Public access to each voter's day and month of birth shall be restricted. Public access to the voter's year of birth is not restricted. The master registration file shall contain all information from each voter's registration card. The master registration file shall also include the date of the last election the voter has voted in and when the voter's information was last updated. The master registration file may also contain additional voter history information. Any voter registration form for a purged or unregistered voter shall be kept for twenty-two months. No purged or unregistered voter may be included in the master registration file.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.

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