South Dakota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The South Dakota lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was June 8. The deadline for filing nomination papers was March 30.[1]

Dennis Daugaard's gubernatorial bid meant the lt. governorship was an open seat in 2010. Polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, local time, on all election days. Voter registration closed on May 24, 2010 for primary balloting and closed on October 4, 2010 for the general election.[2]

South Dakota is among 20 states that uses a single ticket system for gubernatorial and lt. gubernatorial candidates; further, the state holds no distinct primary for the lt, governor's seat, instead having gubernatorial candidates chose their own running mate. Along with sitting Lieutenant Governor Dennis Daugaard, Republican Matthew Michels won the November general election.

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? South Dakota Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Ben Arndt Democrat
Matthew Michels Republican
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Results were certified as of November 9, 2010.[3]

Governor/Lt. Governor of South Dakota, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard/Matthew Michels 61.5% 195,024
     Democratic Scott Heidepriem/Ben Arndt 38.5% 122,010
Total Votes 317,034




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