SDLRC - 2020 House Bill 1298 - SD Legislature provide for the postponement of certain elections and to declare an emergency.
An Act to
provide for the
postponement of certain elections and to declare an emergency.
by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
any other provision of law, any election scheduled to be held from
April 14, 2020, through May 26, 2020, shall be postponed in the
interest of public health and safety. Any candidate deadline
associated with the original election date shall remain in place. The
members of the governing body of the political subdivision holding
the election shall choose any Tuesday in June 2020 as the alternate
the governing body of the political subdivision chooses to hold the
election on the primary election date of June 2, 2020, the following
provisions are required:
combined election is subject to approval by the county commission of
any county in which the political subdivision is located;
expense from a combined election shall be apportioned in a manner
agreed upon by the governing body of the subdivision and the county
commission of each county in which the political subdivision is
other obligation arising under state law for either election shall be
handled as agreed upon by the governing body of the subdivision and
the county commission of each county in which the political
subdivision is located.
person in charge of the election shall use any and all reasonable
means necessary to notify any eligible voter in the jurisdiction
regarding the postponement of an election under this section. Upon
the selection of an election date consistent with this section, the
person in charge of the election shall publish a notice of election
once each week for the two consecutive weeks prior to the election. A
facsimile of the official ballot shall be published in one of the two
calendar weeks prior to each election. The notice and ballot shall be
published in the official newspaper of the jurisdiction.
any election postponed under this section, any absentee voting period
that opened prior to postponement shall extend through 5:00 p.m.
local time the day before the new election date.
Act is repealed on December 31, 2020.
this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to
exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after
its passage and approval.
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