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South Dakota is the first state to offer a paperless pardon application.
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May 19, 2017

South Dakota First State in Nation to Offer Paperless Pardon Application

South Dakota recently launched a website for individuals to apply for clemency, according to a state news release. South Dakota is the first state in the nation to offer an electronic process for clemency applications.

South Dakota has moved toward digitization of many state records, including minutes and agendas for its boards and commissions as well as administrative rules.

The paperless pardon website guides individuals seeking clemency by assisting them in determining eligibility as well as directing them through the application process. The cost of the online application is free, but costs associated with obtaining court documents still apply.

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