State of South Dakota
HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ENGROSSED
Representatives Tornow, Buckingham, Cutler, Koistinen, Krebs, McLaughlin,
Michels, Miles, Murschel, Rounds, Thompson, and Van Norman and
Senators Knudson, Earley, and Sutton (Dan)
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
revise certain provisions concerning the circumstances
under which absentee voting is permitted.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
At anytime prior to an election, a voter may apply in person to the person in
charge of the election for an absentee ballot during regular office hours up to 3:00 p.m. of the
day of the election. If the voter applies in person, the voter shall show the person in charge of
the election the voter's identification card as required in § 12-18-6.1 or complete the affidavit
as provided in § 12-18-6.2.
In the event of sickness or confinement, a qualified voter may apply pursuant to the
provisions of § 12-19-2 in writing for and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger
so designated over the signature of the voter. The person in charge of the election may deliver
to the authorized messenger a ballot to be delivered to the qualified voter. An application for
a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before
3:00 p.m. the day of the election.
On the day of the election, any qualified voter may use the
authorized messenger provision.