Jason M. Gant

Secretary of State

 

State Board of Elections

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.

Click here for the meeting agenda and past minutes

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.

SDCL 12-17B-2 allows the Board to certify automated ballot tabulating systems before they may be used in the state.  A list of certifications is provided here.

Current Board of Elections members are:

FIRST NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE FAX E-MAIL TITLE APPOINTED EXPIRATION
Cindy Brugman 14 1st Ave SE Watertown SD 57201 882-6297 882-6288 Email Codington County Auditor Speaker of the House 01/31/2017
Drew Duncan 5000 S. Broadband Ln. Ste 107Sioux FallsSD57108297-4446 Email Senate Republican Leader01/31/2017

Mitch LaFleur

801 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Suite 100

Rapid CitySD 57701 348-4200 341-6880Email House Republican Leader01/31/2018
Richard Casey 141 N Main Ave 9th FlSioux FallsSD57101332-5999332-4249Email House Democratic Leader1/31/2016
Jason M Gant 500 E Capitol AvePierreSD57501-5070773-3537773-6580EmailSecretary of State, ChairmanVirtue of Office01/15/2015
Pam L Lynde PO Box 616Clear LakeSD57226874-2312874-1306Deuel County AuditorSpeaker of the House01/31/2015
Linda Lea M Viken 4200 Beach Drive Ste 4Rapid CitySD57702721-7230721-7233Email Senate Democratic Leader01/31/2015