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In South Dakota, election watchers include international observers

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced the appointment of a District Election Officer for both North and South Dakota—but the Dakotas’ secretaries of state say this is standard procedure. “This is normal procedure to have a plan in place—a protocol to follow if there are issues,” said South Dakota Secretary of State Krebs. In South Dakota, Assistant U.S. Attorney ... Read More »

Should the secretary of state’s job include boosting turnout?

By Kristin Brekke Vandersnick for Dakotafire Media Secretaries of state are the chief election officers, the ones charged with ensuring that elections are fair and efficient. But does that role include attending to voter turnout—one area where the United States has some room for improvement? Turns out, that depends on whom you ask. The election chiefs in the two Dakotas ... Read More »

January/February 2016 issue: Building the Region

The January/February 2016 issue of Dakotafire is the last issue of the Prairie Idea Exchange project. The final gathering of the Prairie Idea Exchange brought together people from around the region to talk about what kinds of efforts to look beyond their communities are working, what has torpedoed the regional reaches that didn’t work, and how other efforts could build ... Read More »

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