- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A legislative panel has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State’s office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates’ petitions to get on the ballot.

The Senate Local Government Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor.

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says her office has the authority to sample signatures from voter initiatives. She wants to extend those safeguards to statewide offices such as governor and U.S. Senate.

The revisions were inspired by South Dakota’s 2014 Senate race, in which a couple of candidates were accused of election law violations. They’re part of a suite of proposals Krebs is pushing.

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