Petitions Circulating In Effort To Ban Electronic Voting In SD

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota is facing a battle on the future of voting for elections. Petitions are circulating across the state to let voters decide between using electronic machines or hand-counting ballots. The McPherson County Commission is the latest to enter the controversy, deciding not to put the debate on the ballot after meeting yesterday. It’s a decision that was distinctively made because turning off all voting machines would violate both state and federal law. South Dakota already runs all elections entirely on paper ballots. A vast majority of state officials stand by tabulation machines as an accurate and quick way to get results, and that they are safe by not being connected to the internet and checks in place to ensure counts are correct.

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