This is a message to leaders of the South Dakota Democratic and Republican parties,
Neither of your statewide websites — http://southdakotagop.com/ and https://www.sddp.org/ — seems to have a list of the candidates for statewide offices or the Legislature..
This came to light in the past few minutes during a search for the names of the three women Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed Wednesday to legislative vacancies ahead of the Sept. 12 special session.
The Legislature passes many laws. Requiring the state-accredited political parties to publicly list their respective candidates on websites and on paper might be worth consideration.
UPDATE: Aaron Matson from the South Dakota Democratic Party said candidates will be listed on the group’s new website. He said it will debut next week.The South Dakota Secretary of State list of candidates is here.