ACLU of South Dakota Supports Online Voter Registration Bill
Today, the House Local Government Committee voted to advance House Bill 1050, legislation that would allow for online voter registration in South Dakota. The ACLU of South Dakota supports this bill and commends the committee for expanding voter access to the polls.
“Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made on school boards, city halls, at the state legislature and the United States Congress impact the lives of all South Dakotans,” said Libby Skarin, ACLU of South Dakota policy director. “While there are many ways to influence our elected officials, there is only one way to determine who those officials will be: by voting. Modernizing voter registration with an online system is an important step toward a fairer, freer system of democracy.”
The American Civil Liberties Union has a long history of helping voters understand and exercise their voting rights and works to ensure that all eligible citizens have the right to register to vote, cast their ballot, and have their ballot counted.
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