Task Force in Will Study Election Emergencies
Following the postponement of 30 elections during April’s ice storm, the state is putting together a task force to determine what steps to take if the situation comes up again.
According to the Associated Press:
[South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant] says the task force will evaluate the decisions made by governing bodies to either postpone or continue with the April 9 elections. He also wants to see if there can be more guidance put into state law on how to deal with different types of emergencies that might occur during an election.
The Argus Leader reports that the task force will begin meeting later this summer to determine if state laws need to change. A final report is due in January.