South Dakota Headlights on Locomotives Required (1910)
The South Dakota Headlights on Locomotives Required Referendum was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in South Dakota as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure overturned a law requiring electric headlights for locomotives. A "no" vote was in favor of repealing the legislation and a "yes" vote favored upholding it.
|South Dakota Headlights on Locomotives Required Referendum (1910)|
Text of measure
The 1910 statewide ballots for referendas were over six feet long in fine print because the laws at the time required the printing of the full text of each measure, as opposed to a ballot title or summary of the measures.
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Path to the ballot
This measure was placed on the ballot by a referendum petition. According to economic historian Charles Beard, the measure's placement on the ballot and defeat were in part caused by the railroad industry's interest in seeing the law repealed.
- South Dakota 1910 ballot measures
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- List of South Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in South Dakota
- South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968
- Smith, D. A. & Tolbert, C. (2004). Educated by Initiative: The Effects of Direct Democracy on Citizens and Political Organizations in the American States. University of Michigan Press.
- South Dakota Political Almanac, "Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968," accessed May 22, 2014
- Lowell, A. L. (1921). Public Opinion and Popular Government. New York: Longmans, Green and Co.
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