South Dakota Merit Selection of Judges, Amendment A (2004)

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The South Dakota Merit Selection of Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment A, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have changed the procedure for appointing judges by allowing new judges to be appointed by the governor from nominees selected by the judicial qualifications commission.[1][2]

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South Dakota Amendment A (2004)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No227,57762.19%
Yes 138,368 37.81%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

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