State statute provides for a seven member State Board of Elections. The Secretary of State is the chairperson of the board. Other board members are appointed by legislative leadership which provides party balance. Two members are county auditors.
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Statute provides four main functions for the Board.
SDCL 12-1-9 provides the Board with rule-making authority to promulgate administrative rules dealing with many aspects of election conduct.
SDCL 12-1-10 requires the Board to make recommendations to the Secretary of State regarding desirable election law changes.
SDCL 12-1-21 designates the Board to resolve any complaints filed under Section 402 of the Help America Vote Act.
|Cindy Brugman||14 1st Ave SE||Watertown||SD||57201||882-6297||882-6288||Codington County Auditor||Speaker of the House||01/31/2017|
|Drew Duncan||5000 S. Broadband Ln. Ste 107||Sioux Falls||SD||57108||297-4446||Senate Republican Leader||01/31/2017|
801 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Suite 100
|Rapid City||SD||57701||348-4200||341-6880||House Republican Leader||01/31/2018|
|Richard Casey||141 N Main Ave 9th Fl||Sioux Falls||SD||57101||332-5999||332-4249||House Democratic Leader||1/31/2016|
|Jason M Gant||500 E Capitol Ave||Pierre||SD||57501-5070||773-3537||773-6580||Secretary of State, Chairman||Virtue of Office||01/15/2015|
|Pam L Lynde||PO Box 616||Clear Lake||SD||57226||874-2312||874-1306||Deuel County Auditor||Speaker of the House||01/31/2015|
|Linda Lea M Viken||4200 Beach Drive Ste 4||Rapid City||SD||57702||721-7230||721-7233||Senate Democratic Leader||01/31/2015|