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South Dakota Woman's Suffrage (1890)
The South Dakota Woman's Suffrage Referendum was on the November 4, 1890 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have struck the word "male" from the sections of the South Dakota Constitution regarding elections and right of suffrage.
|South Dakota Woman's Suffrage Referendum (1890)|
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Shall the word 'male' be stricken from Section one of Article seven, of the constitution? Yes. No. All electors desiring to vote in favor of striking out the word "male" must erase the word "no." All voters desiring to vote against striking out the word "male" must erase the word "yes." 
The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.
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.
- South Dakota 1890 ballot measures
- 1890 ballot measures
- 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
- Laws passed at the First Session of the Legislature of the State of South Dakota
- UCLA Social Sciences Division article on South Dakota campaign for women's suffrage
- South Dakota Political Almanac, "Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968," accessed May 16, 2014
- Laws passed at the First Session of the Legislature of the State of South Dakota, "Chapter 43," accessed May 16, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.