South Dakota Secretary of State election, 2014

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South Dakota Secretary of State Election

Primary Date:
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Shantel Krebs Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jason Gant Republican Party
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The South Dakota Secretary of State election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jason Gant (R) was first elected in 2010 and opted not to seek re-election for another term in 2014.[1] The race to replace Gant featured Republican candidate Shantel Krebs, Democratic candidate Angelia Schultz, Constitution Party candidate Lori Stacey and Libertarian Party candidate Emmett Reistroffer. Krebs won election to a four-year term.

South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system.[2]


General election

Republican Party Shantel Krebs - State Senator[3]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Angelia Schultz[4]
Constitution Party Lori Stacey - Constitution Party candidate[4]
Libertarian Party Emmett Reistroffer

Did not file

Republican Party Jason Gant - Incumbent

Former candidates

Republican Party Pat Miller - Deputy Secretary of State[5][4]
Libertarian Party Ken Santema - Blogger, Computer Network Project Manager[6][4]

Note: Candidates for the office of Secretary of State are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.[7]


General election

Secretary of State of South Dakota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShantel Krebs 60.2% 155,647
     Democratic Angelia Schultz 32.6% 84,181
     Constitution Lori Stacey 4% 10,258
     Libertarian Emmett Reistroffer 3.2% 8,328
Total Votes 258,414
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.

Past elections


South Dakota Secretary of State, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Gant 54.2% 163,828
     Democratic Ben Nesselhuf 39.2% 118,635
     Constitution Lori Stacey 6.6% 19,971
Total Votes 302,434
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 25, 2014 Filing deadline for political party candidates
April 29, 2014 Filing deadline for independent candidates
June 3, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 11, 2014 Canvass of election results
January 10, 2015 Inauguration day for state executives elected in November

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