<html> <head> <title>Rule 05:02:05:02 Instructions to the voters using hand-counted paper ballots.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 05:02:05:02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 05:02:05:02 Instructions to the voters using hand-counted paper ballots."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered)"> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Wingdings; panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;} @font-face {font-family:Wingdings; panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; color:black;} p.MsoBodyText, li.MsoBodyText, div.MsoBodyText {mso-style-link:"Body Text Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:justify; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; color:black;} p.MsoBodyTextIndent2, li.MsoBodyTextIndent2, div.MsoBodyTextIndent2 {mso-style-link:"Body Text Indent 2 Char"; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.4in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.4in; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; color:black;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:#954F72; text-decoration:underline;} span.BodyTextChar {mso-style-name:"Body Text Char"; mso-style-link:"Body Text";} span.BodyTextIndent2Char {mso-style-name:"Body Text Indent 2 Char"; mso-style-link:"Body Text Indent 2";} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt; color:black;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink="#954F72"> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>5:02:05:02.&nbsp;&nbsp;Instructions to the voters using hand-counted paper ballots. </b>The instructions to be posted in two locations in the polling place in at least 48 point type for paper ballots must be in the following form:</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal><b>INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTERS</b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>TO MARK THE BALLOT</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2>Use a cross (X) or a check mark (<span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Wingdings'></span>) for each vote.</p> <p class=MsoBodyText style='margin-left:1.2in;text-indent:-1.2in'>Do not make any marks other than a cross (X) or check mark (<span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Wingdings'></span>).</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not erase anything on your ballot.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not rip your ballot or make holes in it.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not write in a name.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoBodyText>If you make a mistake, give the ballot back and get a new one.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>If you cast more votes than allowed in a race, give the ballot back and get a new one.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>TO RETURN THE BALLOT(S) AFTER VOTING</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.4in;text-align:justify;text-indent:-.4in'>Fold each ballot so the ballot stamp shows and take to the ballot box.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>PROVISIONAL BALLOT</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>You may vote a provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter list but you registered in this precinct by the deadline. You must complete both the envelope and ballot.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>VOTING RIGHTS</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person they choose to help them vote.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>ELECTION CRIMES</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Anyone who makes a false statement when they vote, tries to vote knowing they are not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>OTHER INFORMATION</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at ______________, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>The instructions to be posted in each voting booth for paper ballots must be in the following form:</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b>INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTERS</b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>TO MARK THE BALLOT</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Use a cross (X) or a check mark (<span style='font-family:Wingdings'></span>) for each vote.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not make any marks other than a cross (X) or check mark (<span style='font-family:Wingdings'></span>).</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not erase anything on your ballot.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not rip your ballot or make holes in it.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Do not write in a name.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>If you make a mistake, give the ballot back and get a new one.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>If you cast more votes than allowed in a race, give the ballot back and get a new one.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>TO RETURN THE BALLOT(S) AFTER VOTING</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Fold each ballot so the ballot stamp shows and take to the ballot box.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>The instructions to be published with the facsimile ballot for primary and general elections must be in the following form:</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b>INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VOTERS</b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>VOTING RIGHTS</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person he or she chooses to help the voter vote.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at __________, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney at _____________.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any person who is convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the right to vote. However, any such person may register to vote following the completion of the person's felony sentence.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Any person who is convicted of a felony on or before June 30, 2012, and who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Any such person so sentenced may register to vote following completion of the person's sentence. Further information is available at <a href="http://www.sdsos.gov">www.sdsos.gov</a>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>ELECTION CRIMES</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>Anyone who makes a false statement when voting, tries to vote knowing he or she is not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 2 SDR 5, effective July 30, 1975; 2 SDR 82, effective June 13, 1976; 5 SDR 31, effective November 1, 1978; 6 SDR 25, effective September 24, 1979; 12 SDR 43, effective September 23, 1985; 23 SDR 236, effective July 17, 1997; 25 SDR 8, effective August 3, 1998; 25 SDR 167, effective July 6, 1999; 27 SDR 146, effective July 9, 2001; 28 SDR 99, effective January 17, 2002; 29 SDR 177, effective July 2, 2003; 30 SDR 171, effective May 10, 2004; 32 SDR 225, effective July 3, 2006; 36 SDR 209, effective June 30, 2010; 39 SDR 123, effective January 16, 2013.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-1-9">12-1-9(3)</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-1-9">12-1-9(9).</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-4-18">12-4-18</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-16-23">12-16-23</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-16-25">12-16-25</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=23A-27-35">23A-27-35</A>, USC 1973gg-6(g).</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>&nbsp;</p> </div> </body> </html>