Secretary Of State At Black Hills Forum And Press Club

May 31, 2016
Kenzie Wagner / SDPB

South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she wants to make her office more transparent for taxpayers.

She addressed the Black Hills Press Club and Forum to outline some of her goals.  Krebs says she recognizes many people no longer trust their government.

Federal Judge Moves Wanblee Voting Case Forward

May 4, 2015

A federal judge has ruled in favor of some Pine Ridge residents who allege unequal access to the polls in Jackson County.
In 2014, early in-person voting opened at the county courthouse in Kadoka. A similar office did not open in Wanblee and some community members cried foul.
Voting rights groups say they want to ensure that in 2016 residents of Wanblee have the same easy access to the ballot box as residents in the county seat of Kadoka.

Wanblee To Get Early Voting Office

Oct 15, 2014

Voting rights advocates say a satellite polling place is coming to the town of Wanblee. 

The small town on the Pine Ridge Reservation has become a contention point over equal access to the polls for Native Americans in this election.

Federal Case Filed Over Voting Rights On Pine Ridge

Sep 18, 2014

A voting rights group is filing a federal court case alleging unequal access to the polls in Jackson County, South Dakota.

The county covers the northeast corner of the Pine Ridge Reservation and is home to both the towns of Kadoka and Wanblee.   

In the county seat of Kadoka, the public can register and vote early in person.   But in Wanblee, the county’s largest town that sits on the Pine Ridge Reservation, early voting in person is not an option.