SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant is forming a task force to address election options during emergencies.
The move comes after a three-day snow and ice storm that hit the state in April and postponed 30 elections.
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 newspaper reports that the task force will begin meeting late this summer. If the group thinks there is a need to change state law, it will present its findings to the Legislature in January.
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