South Dakota Superintendent of Schools Successive Term Limit (1894)

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The South Dakota Superintendent of Schools Successive Term Limit was on the November 5, 1894 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have made the state superintendent of schools eligible to hold office for more than four years in succession.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Superintendent Term Limit (1894)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No27,70571.14%
Yes 11,241 28.86%

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]

SD1894 Superintendent of Schools text of measure.PNG[3]

Constitutional changes

The measure would have added the words "and the Superintendent of Schools" after the word "court" in Section 5 of Article 9 of the South Dakota Constitution.[2]

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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