SD House Bill 1034

Law

State: South Dakota
Signed: March 13, 2017

Effective: July 01, 2017
Chapter: TBD

Summary

House Bill 1034 allows an oath on an application to vote absentee to be sworn to or affirmed before a Notary of any U.S. state.

Affects

Amends Section 12-19-2 of the South Dakota Codified Laws.

Changes
  1. Clarifies that the oath on an application to vote absentee may be sworn to or affirmed before a Notary of any U.S. state.
Analysis

In South Dakota, an application to vote absentee must be made in writing, signed by the voter and contain the voter's registration address. The application must contain an oath verifying the validity of the information in the application. That oath must be sworn to or affirmed before a South Dakota Notary. House Bill 1034 adds a Notary of another U.S. state may also administer the required oath. This new law gives individuals who are out of state and who wish to apply to vote absentee the option of taking their application to a Notary in the state where they are located to swear the oath.

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