South Dakota State University Relocation (1922)

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The South Dakota State University Relocation Initiative was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in South Dakota as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have moved the state university from Vermillion to Sioux Falls.[2]

Election results

South Dakota State University Relocation Initiative (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No141,97392.31%
Yes 11,863 7.69%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968

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See also: Laws governing the initiative process in South Dakota

A petition signed by more than 5 percent of the state's qualified electors was filed with the secretary of state's office. At the time, South Dakota had an indirect initiated state statute system. Therefore, the secretary of state transmitted the proposed law to the House and Senate, where it was known as House Bill 369. The legislature, in turn, choose to submit the matter to a popular vote, rather than enacting the measure directly.[2]

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