South Dakota state executive official elections, 2014

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Partisan breakdown
Candidates by office
Key deadlines
State executive organization
Ballotpedia reports
Recent news
See also
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Eight state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of South Dakota. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in South Dakota:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds eight of the eight state executive seats in South Dakota.

South Dakota State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 8 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 8 8

The only statewide executive office subject to a primary election is Governor. Nominees for the other offices are selected at state party conventions.


Primary elections

South Dakota Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard Incumbent 81.2% 53,323
Lora Hubbel 18.8% 12,381
Total Votes 65,704
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.
South Dakota Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Joe Lowe 44.1% 10,830
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Wismer 55.9% 13,755
Total Votes 24,585
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 25 Filing deadline for political party candidates
April 29 Filing deadline for independent candidates
June 3 Primary election
November 4 General election

State executive organization

Executive officials in South Dakota are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges.

South Dakota exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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Recent news

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See also

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