South Dakota and Montana have joined a growing number of states working toward banning the use of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in elections.
On Wednesday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed SB 55, which stipulates that the state’s board of elections “may not authorize” and political subdivisions “may not adopt or enforce” in any manner “a rule, resolution, charter provision, or ordinance establishing” a ranked-choice voting system. Having already passed the Senate in a 31-4 vote, the bill now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem for signature.
“South Dakota has already spoken. It definitely doesn’t want ranked choice voting, so let’s close the door on it forever anywhere in South Dakota,” said bill sponsor and GOP Sen. John Wiik prior to the
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