South Dakota Lower the Age to Run for Office Amendment (1994)

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South Dakota Amendment D (1994) was an amendment to section 3 of Article III of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the qualifications for legislative office. It failed with 255,166 votes in favor.

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The Constitution now requires a citizen to be 25 years old before (s)he can become a state legislator.

A vote "YES" will lower the minimum age to 18 for citizens to hold the office of State Senator or State Representative.

A vote "NO" will leave the minimum age for state legislators at 25 years.[1]


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