South Dakota Prohibition Repeal (1896)

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The South Dakota Prohibition Repeal Referendum was on the November 3, 1896 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed the prohibition of alcohol.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Prohibition Repeal Referendum (1896)
Approveda Yes 31,901 56.15%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Shall Article twenty-four of the Constitution be repealed? [3]

Constitutional changes

The measure repealed Article 24 from the South Dakota Constitution, which had read as follows:[2]

SDConstitution Article 24 in 1896.PNG[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the South Dakota Constitution

The South Dakota State Legislature can refer a proposed amendment to the state's voters through a majority vote.

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