PGI logo cropped.png
Congressional Millionaire’s Club
The Personal Gain Index shines a light on how members of Congress benefit during their tenure.





South Dakota elections, 2012

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013
Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of South Dakota held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate Defeatedd Preview Article
U.S. House (1 seat) Approveda
State Executives (2 down-ballot seats) Approveda Preview Article Pending
State Senate (35 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (70 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (

6 measures)

Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

Note: Election information listed on this page does not pertain to 2012 presidential elections. For more about Ballotpedia's areas of coverage, click here.
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

[edit]

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in South Dakota, 2012


Members of the U.S. House from South Dakota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Matt Varilek
Republican Party Kristi Noem
Kristi Noem Republican Party Kristi Noem No

See also: South Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Two state executive positions were up for election.

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Seat 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Nelson Incumbent 67% 226,508
     Democratic Nick Nemec 33% 111,405
Total Votes 337,913
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.


South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Seat 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Matt McGovern 40.4% 140,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKristie Fiegen Incumbent 53.9% 187,383
     Libertarian Russell Clarke 5.7% 19,696
Total Votes 347,522
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

South Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 7
     Republican Party 30 28
Total 35 35


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 17
     Republican Party 50 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 70 70

See also: South Dakota 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment M Constitutions Deals with modernizing language dealing with corporations in the state. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment N Admin. of gov't. Strikes a travel reimbursement provision from the state constitution. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment O State budgets Changes amount taken each year from state cement-plant trust fund. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment P State legislatures Places language in the state constitution saying that the budget must be balanced. Approveda
VR Referred Law 14 Taxes Dedicates part of tax revenues for grants to some business projects in the state. Defeatedd
VR Referred Law 16 Labor Blocks a bill that would ban tenure and give bonuses to top teachers among other provisions. Defeatedd
CISS Initiated Measure 15 Taxes Implements a one-percent sales tax increase. Defeatedd

Eligibility to Vote

South Dakota

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

South Dakota is one of 21 states to use a closed primary system, although Independents may vote in the Democratic primary. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by May 21, 2012, which is 15 days before the primary took place.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 15 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 22.[2]

Voting absentee

AbsenteeMap.png
See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in South Dakota. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4][5]

Deadlines

To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election official no later than 5 p.m. the day before the election.[4] A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by close of polls on election day.[6]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

South Dakota is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Completed ballots must be returned to the county election official by close of polls on Election Day.[7]

See also

References