The entire 8th Circuit today denied a request from civil rights groups seeking reconsideration of decision that drastically weakened the Voting Rights Act across seven states.
Calls for hand counting ballots have continued in recent weeks in states throughout the country, with conservative activists and elected officials pushing for the complex practice despite its clear problems.
On Tuesday, March 21, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) signed 12 election bills into law.
On Thursday, March 2, the South Dakota Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 139, a bill that would impose a strict residency requirement to register to vote.
On Wednesday, March 1, the South Dakota House passed an amended version of House Bill 1165, a bill banning drop boxes.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1165, a bill that would ban drop boxes from being used in all elections.
A federal judge approved a settlement agreement between the parties in a lawsuit alleging that South Dakota violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) due to its failure to provide voter registration opportunities at state agencies.
Last Thursday, May 26, a federal judge ruled that South Dakota had violated multiple provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to provide adequate voter registration services.
Republican lawmakers in South Dakota are considering a bill to cut the state’s absentee voting period by a third, shortening the length of days during which voters can cast their absentee ballots from 45 to 30.
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