ranked-choice voting

Aerial photo of the Capitol building in Pierre. (Getty Images)

Legislative roundup: Elections, transgender kids and Noem’s first signatures

BY: - February 3, 2023

PIERRE – Aside from the ongoing saga of censured-and-reinstated Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, elections were the major theme this week in the Legislature.  Our own Josh Haiar spent Friday morning in the House State Affairs Committee, where he heard debate on a few of the 46 election-related bills filed as of 1 p.m. Friday. Here’s a […]

The South Dakota Capitol Rotunda. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchlight)

Republican lawmaker files bill to ban ranked choice voting

BY: - January 11, 2023

A lawmaker who hopes to be the next chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party, state Sen. John Wiik, R-Big Stone City, wants to ban ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting refers to any voting system in which voters rank their choice of candidate by ordered preference. Those rankings are used to determine a winner […]