<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><meta charset="UTF-8" /><title></title><meta name="Generator" content="PowerTools for Open XML" /><style>span { white-space: pre-wrap; } p.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0 { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; margin-right: 0; text-indent: 0.00in; text-align: justify; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 108%; } span.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0 { color: black; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000000 { color: #0000FF; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000001 { color: black; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002 { color: #0000FF; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003 { color: black; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } </style></head><body><div><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=05:02:10:09"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000000">05:02:10:09</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000001">.Nursing facility, assisted living center, or hospital absentee voting.</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> </span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">When thecounty auditor or the county auditor sdesignee is at afacilityto conduct absentee voting in accordance with SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-19-9.1"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-19-9.1</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">, a resident who wishes to vote using an absentee ballot must be given an absentee ballot and the instructions for how to vote by absentee ballot pursuant to </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=05:02:10:01.03"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">5:02:10:01.03</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">. The resident shall complete the ballot alone, but must remain in the presence of the auditor or the auditor's designee.</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> </span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">Any notified person listed in SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-19-9.1"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-19-9.1</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> may also bepresent</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">The auditor or the auditor's designee must be present during the entire time the absentee voting is being conducted</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">The receptacle used at a facility must be sealed at the auditor's office prior to transporting to a facility and may only be used for absentee voting at a facility</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">While at the facility, the auditor or the auditor's designee shall place the completed absentee ballot into a sealed receptacle before leaving the facility. If the receptacle is used at more than one facility, the auditor must maintain a log of the facilities and the date of the voting</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">The auditor or the auditor's designee shall transport the sealed receptacle to the auditor's office and secure the sealed receptacle in accordance with SDCL chapter </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-20"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-20</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> and </span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=05:02:16:37"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">5:02:16:37</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">Upon return to the auditor's office, the ballots must be processed in the same manner as all in-person absentee ballots and stored in a secure storage area</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">For purposes of this section, the term, facility, means a nursing facility, assisted living center, or hospital as defined in SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=34-12-1.1"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">34-12-1.1</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000001">Source:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> </span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">50 SDR 66, effective December 5, 2023</span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000001">General Authority:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-1-9"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-1-9</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">(4)(9), </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-19-9.1"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-19-9.1</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"></span><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000001">Law Implemented:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-19-9.1"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-19-9.1</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">, </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-19-9.3"><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0-000002">12-19-9.3</span></a><span class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545aP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s7f06a2af-a5a4-4a6d-9999-0787012a545a000003"> </span></p></div></body></html>