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State Waiting On Some Campaign Finance Reports

June 7, 2012, 6:36 PM by Kelly Bartnick

State Waiting On Some Campaign Finance Reports

Not all the state's political candidates fulfilled their obligations before Tuesday's Primary Election.  Those who didn't will be getting a call from the Secretary of State.

Long before the state's residents cast votes, those on the ballot were supposed to file appropriate paperwork with the South Dakota Secretary of State. Jason Gant says days after the election, they still have not turned it in.

"We still have a handful of candidates who didn't file their reports yet, and we're looking into their situation. And should it be they failed to file, they'll be charged $50 per day," Gant said.

Gant says right now about six candidates haven't filed. You can find the information on who has filed, donated and look at their paperwork on the Secretary of State's site. Gant says the site did its job, even if not all the candidates did theirs.

"The campaign finance system worked flawlessly. The confusion was some of the candidates weren't quite sure how to enter information," Gant said.

Gant's office will continue to tweak the electronic site to make some search functions easier. Another hiccup this year was those who filed reports on paper instead of online took more time to get in the system. And while he says the paper option will never go away, he hopes more and more people take to the Internet to file as they get used to the system.

"We're definitely encouraging the candidate campaigns as well as the political campaigns to use the online system because it's much easier both for them and for the office," Gant said.

The Secretary of State's office will be tweaking other parts of its webpage to help make things seamless to voters and candidates looking for information.

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