Secretary of State addresses election issues

ABERDEEN, S.D. With the election closing in, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs made a visit with a number of groups to answer any last questions.

When thinking of this year's election, there are many issues that come to mind. One could be the claims of election rigging by Republican Donald Trump. Krebs wants to make sure South Dakotans know their votes are secure with the use of paper ballots.

"We will continue to use the paper ballot process just because it ensures that safety and what everyone is concerned about," explains Krebs.

Another issue is the popularity of social media and posting everything on it. It's not illegal to share every day activities on it, but it could be when it comes to election season.

"We just want to remind people to not take a picture of yourself with your marked ballot," says Krebs.

'Election selfies' involving your marked ballot can be a form of electioneering or trying to influence a vote. A picture of going into the polling location or a selfie with your 'I Voted' sticker is perfectly acceptable.

Krebs also went over all of the ballot measures at the meeting today to make sure those in attendance feel a little more educated. A cheat sheet is something voters are allowed to bring into the polling station to keep their thoughts on track.