The requirement that a person must demonstrate that they live in a permanent dwelling before they can vote in South Dakota has been removed by a Senate committee.
SB17 would also remove the requirement that a voter maintain a residence 30-days before registering to vote.
The measure passed the Senate State Affairs Committee 7-0.
Proponents say the current law’s 30-day residence requirement and “permanent dwelling” provisions are unconstitutional.
Deputy Secretary of State Tom Deadrick says voting is a constitutional right.
The bill now goes to the full Senate.
January 22, 2023